Slow Cooker Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Recipe With Apples
If you’re looking for the perfect home-cooked food, Crock Pot pork loin with apples should be at the top of your list. I love that feeling at 5 o’clock when I start thinking about dinner, then I remember I already have a juicy slow-pot pork roast simmering on the counter. The best pork loin recipe without much work? Success.
Also, slow cooker pork loin with apples is like most Crock Pot recipes where you simply dump the ingredients and forget about them. Double success.
(Okay, it’s technically recommended to seal first when cooking port tenderloin in the clay pot, but that’s super fast!)
Sometimes we just crave a hot home-cooked meal, and that’s where this amazing and easy pork loin recipe fits in. Apples and cinnamon complement pork loin very well, not to mention creamy sweet potatoes. Served with a glass of red wine, you’ll have a full dinner that’s comforting and perfect for cool fall or spring days.
What is pork loin?
Pork loin is a long, thin cut of meat from the spine of the pig. It is the most tender cut of meat, because these muscles are used for posture.
Pork loin vs
pork loin Pork loin is
not the same as pork loin, which is bigger, wider, flatter and has more marble. Please don’t substitute
pork loin in pork loin recipes!
Trust me, this will be the most tender and best pork loin recipe you’ve ever had if you only use the right cut of meat. But it has to be pork loin.
How do you cook a pork tenderloin?
There are several ways to cook a pork tenderloin, including the oven, stove, or slow cooker.
Right now, my favorite way is this amazing pork loin pot recipe! It’s sweet, salty, juicy and very comforting all rolled into one.
How to cook pork loin in Crock Pot
I’m excited to show you how to make pork loin with apples in the slow cooker, because it’s so easy, tasty, and a full meal in one dish. I promise you’ll want to add this to your recipe rotation.
Season the pork
- loin generously with sea salt and black pepper. Don’t skimp, you want plenty of salt and pepper here!
- Seal the pork for 2-3 minutes on each side in a skillet over medium-high heat.
PRO TIP: The purpose of singing pork loin is to improve the taste. If you are short on time, you can skip this part because it will still taste great. Just go with your best judgment and schedule.
- Cut some onion, sweet potatoes and an apple. Add to the bottom of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
- Cut another apple, cut the grooves at the top of the pork loin and stuff them with apple slices. We’re basically making a hasselback apple stuffed pork tenderloin!
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle honey on top. You can skip honey if you want to cut back on sugar and carbs, but I’m pretty sure it’s one of the things that make this the best pork loin recipe.
Now, all that’s left is to let your slow cooker do the work!
How long to cook pork loin in a clay pot You have 2 options for cooking pork loin in the clay pot: Cook the Crock Pot pork loin on
- low temperature for 7 to 8 hours, OR cook
- slow pot pork loin high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
It’s time to put it on your plates, Take a fork and serve this slow cooker pork loin with apples! So delicious!
At what temperature should the pork loin be?
PRO TIP: Slow cooker pork roast should have an internal temperature of 145 degrees F before serving.
This might be lower than you expected, so keep that in mind. If you cook it too much, it can dry out and won’t taste as good.
Also, let it sit for a few minutes before cutting more or serving, to keep it extra juicy.
Is pork loin healthy?
Yes, this paleo pork loin recipe is healthy. Here are some of the nutrients you’ll find in its main ingredients:
- Pork loin has
- Apples have thiamine, folic acid, vitamin B6
- Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and phosphorus.
potassium, zinc, vitamin B6, niacin, and is packed with protein.
, and vitamin C, to name a few.
As you can see, this slow cooker pork loin is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Therefore, you can eat the juiciest and best Crock Pot pork loin recipe without any guilt. 😉
Can I duplicate this pork
loin recipe with slow cooker apples?
Of course, you can fold the slow cooker pork loin with apples. The most important part is making sure you use a slow cooker that’s big enough to accommodate all that food!
TIP: The cooking time will be quite similar for multiple loins, But it could be a little longer. Try not to place them on top of each other too much, and use a meat thermometer to check if they are okay (145 degrees F).
Variations of Crock Pot Pork Loin with Apples
If you like to change things up in your recipes, you’ll love the versatility of this healthy pork loin with Crock Pot apples! Feel free to skip anything you don’t like or make a few additions. Here are some ideas:
Lemon juice – Add a
- tablespoon of lemon juice to add some flavor to the dish
- Carrots – Putting diced carrots in the slow cooker will add even more sweetness
- Radishes – These are a low-carb alternative to sweet potatoes
- Pears – Add slices of pairs with apples. It’s amazing!
to store leftover pork loin
If you end up with a leftover slow cooker pork roast or made a double batch to have something later, you can easily store it. Put the leftover pork loin with apples in an airtight glass container with a lid in the fridge. It will last about 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
To heat the leftover pork loin, you can use the microwave, oven or a pan. I recommend that the oven be as similar as possible to the original version, or if you go the pan route, you’ll get an amazing hash consistency!
Can you freeze this pork loin recipe?
Yes, you can freeze this easy pork loin pot recipe. Place it in an airtight container or freezer bag, and it will last 6 to 12 months in the freezer.
Defrost in the fridge the day before you want to use it if you have time to plan ahead. If not, you can defrost it in the microwave. Then, reheat your healthy pork loin as described above.
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What to serve
with pork loin
This easy pork loin recipe doesn’t need anything to be served with it, because it has sweet potatoes and apples as a built-in garnish! However, if you do it without the sweet potatoes and want a low-carb accompaniment, here are some easy-to-try healthy side dishes
- Crispy roasted radishes – these are roasted, but you can also throw them in the slow cooker!
- Cinnamon Glazed carrots Simple
- roasted Brussels
slow cooker recipes If you love Crock Pot pork loin with apples, you should check out these other paleo slow cooker recipes:
- Easy Crock Pot Slow Cooker Sausage & Peppers
- Roast Paleo
- Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken