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Garlic-Apple Pork Roast

This is the meal I have become famous for, and it is so simple. The garlic and apple flavors really complement the pork. It's especially good 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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 8-10 hours. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with cooking juices if desired.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked pork: 237 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.

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  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Jun 17, 2020

    WOW! This was awesome! Even better than I anticipated! I used a pork tenderloin, because that's what I had. I did sear it, like others suggested, with rubbing in the seasoned salt and pepper. I also used apple juice in place of the water. And because the pork tenderloin is smaller than a roast, I only let it cook about 5 hours. Can't wait to use up the leftover in the Cuban sandwiches I had planned with the leftovers. A REAL keeper!

  • NH-rescue
    May 9, 2020

    You can't really miss with a simple recipe like this, and cooked in a slow cooker to boot! Other jellies could be substituted for the apple jelly, if you don't have any on hand. If you do, try peeling and dicing some Granny Smith or other cooking apples to cook along with the roast. Delicious!

  • curlylis85
    Apr 26, 2020

    This was easy to make and good for leftovers in sandwiches.

  • Holly
    Apr 16, 2020

    I marinated my pork loin overnight with apple juice and garlic.i put on the seasoning then I seared It in the pan .instead of water I used apple juice.i put it in there for 4 hours.I had a 3.75 pound pork loin.It actually sliced but if you desired for it to be shredded it would have great recipe.It was absolutely delicious

  • coppertop67
    Mar 16, 2020

    The meat was dry and tough. I couldn't find apple jelly and so used apple butter, but otherwise followed the recipe. Sauce was fine - the meat just wasn't good. Very disappointing. Anything that is in the crock pot all day should NOT be tough. The follow up recipe for the Spanish Rice, though, was actually really good.

  • pattiejean
    Feb 10, 2020

    This roast was a cinch to prepare, and was so flavorful and tender! I used a bone-in pork roast as that is what I had on hand. I will use the leftovers to make pulled pork. I think the sweetness from the apple jelly will add delicious flavor to the barbecue sauce. Easy and scrumptious-will definitely make again! VFE

  • Googeegaga
    Nov 5, 2019

    Love this! I did increase the garlic - double - no vampires in this house and added a bit more salt. By 8 hours it shredded for me, but that's ok, it was still really tasty

  • TeresaWitt
    Oct 7, 2018

    I followed the recipe as written, but it only needed to cook for 4-5 hours. The meat was very tender, but this was quite bland.

  • bunqui95
    Oct 13, 2017

    Very easy and tasty. Quite a lot for our little family of three; it will last for weeks. I don't usually like pork, but I'm finding that if I cook it in the slow cooker, I really like the texture and flavor.

  • muffbear74
    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!