Garlic-Apple Pork Roast Recipe
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Garlic-Apple Pork Roast Recipe

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This is the meal I have become famous for, and it is so simple. The garlic and apple flavors really compliment the pork. It's great with steamed fresh asparagus and roasted red potatoes. —Jennifer Loos, Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apple jelly
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 236 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.


  1. Cut the roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the jelly, water and garlic; pour over roast. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with cooking juices if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Garlic-Apple Pork Roast in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p40

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 255595
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2016

"Ok, so I'm guessing that you could use just about any kind of jelly and this would still be good. I didn't have apple jelly, so substituted a half jar of white wine jelly along with mixed berry preserves. Yum!"

kshirelle User ID: 5391424 240577
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"This recipe is very good. I did make minor changes. I marinated the roast overnight in apple juice and garlic. Disagreed before putting into crock pot and instead of water used more apple juice. Added more flavor - very yummy!"

redpen User ID: 380194 240074
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"This was a big hit for our holiday dinner. I used about 2/3 the amount of jelly called for, so it wasn't quite so sweet. But everyone loved it, and my planned leftovers got eaten the first night too! It came out looking just like the photo."

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 232114
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"I liked the flavor but it was dry. Maybe I shouldn't have cooked it as long just like many of the reviews stated."

sls777 User ID: 6137319 219767
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"I followed the exact recipe and was disappointed. The roast did not have much flavor. There was no hint of garlic or Apple at all. I cooked it for only 4 hrs on low because of other reviews and it was still too long and turned out dry. It's frustrating to wait that long for dinner and not be happy with it."

jojohaller User ID: 7375483 63208
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Tried this recipe yesterday and it is the ABSOLUTE BOMB!!!!! We loved it and will now become one of our top favorites! Thanks for sharing!"

momof2inpa User ID: 3572256 144989
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014 Edited Feb. 10, 2014

"Amazingly both of my very picky kids love this pork recipe. I brown the roast first and cook it for about 5 hours depending on size. Super easy and delicious."

rock111 User ID: 2691736 144988
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"I did brown the roast on all sides; did not cut it in half. Cooked 4 hours on medium. Turned out great, and also used leftovers as pulled pork sandwiches."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 66060
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"I browned the pork first, used apple cider instead of the water, and fresh parsley. Only cooked it for four hours, using a 3.87lb roast. Perfect !!!"

Elise123 User ID: 5856708 57469
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"I have made this several times and it always turns out perfect. Extremely tender."

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