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Garlic-Apple Pork Roast Recipe

Garlic-Apple Pork Roast Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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."

RedRain User ID: 702637 143873
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"The crockpots out there that allow you to sear the meat in the crockpot before cooking are probably how this roast got that crust in the photo. I ALWAYS brown pork roasts before cooking them in a crockpot so they won't have that icky gray color when they're served. Note that the parsley, salt & pepper are put atop the roast before cooking and the roast is not turned or basted. That much parsley and pepper (I never use salt) will make a nice crust if patted down atop the roast. The apple jelly/garlic mixture is heavenly! btw: I cooked my four pound roast, cut in half, for five hours on low and it was very well cooked. Next time, I'll try four hours! 8-10 hours would have made the roast inedible! You have to figure that you're actually only cooking 2 pounds of meat once it's cut in half and that long cooking time is simply not warranted! Terrible advice on the time at 8-10 hours!"

dovecanyon User ID: 6559068 63196
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"I agree sallygirl7, the photo is obviously an "oven roast", not the crock-pot roast from the recipe. That said, it is a delicious roast as written, but certainly not with a beautiful crust as in the pic. The apple/garlic is very subtle, which is good as pork has such a delicate flavor you don't want to overwhelm it with seasonings. Perhaps next time I'll try it in the oven, basting often, in an attempt to get the lovely crust. The remaining pan juice was good reduced a bit and poured over steamed rice."

sallygirl7 User ID: 7182986 126506
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"The picture is deceiving. I couldn't get a crust like that if I tried in a crock pot"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 63107
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"This had a nice flavor and was so tender it literally shredded as I tried to slice it."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 64030
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"While the apple and garlic flavors didn't really stand out, the overall effect was a tasty pork roast! I did brown the roast in a skillet first and omitted the water (these days the meat is injected with so much "broth" that you don't need extra water)."

nikki31675 User ID: 6359691 129438
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"needed more apple flavoring. will try again but with an apple preserve and apple juice"

Dawnetteg User ID: 4836997 143847
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"So simple to throw together. My fiance requests it often. He thinks I slaved all day in the kitchen to make this yummy dish."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 57467
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"Very good! It didn't take 8 hours more like 6. Tender and juicy will serve left overs shredded on buns!"

dreamycow User ID: 3896946 144986
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"It was so moist and very flavorful. I added some potatoes to the slow cooker to make a whole meal. It was delicious and so easy to make!"

cathynell User ID: 1582466 95391
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"We tried this and our roast was very dry and unflavorable. You couldn't taste the apple or garlic at all. Very disapointing!"

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