Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Crockpot Maple Apple Pork Roast

Last week the wind blew fall into town... and nothing spells fall like apples and maple syrup!

Maybe my taste buds have matured, but the combination of apple, maple and pork together is one I have grown to love... one which I used to think sounded like a gross combination.

This roast was delightful -- we served it to my grandparents and they loved it!

 I think they were partially surprised Frog Prince and I could cook too ;-)

{note my grandma on the left would not look at the camera.... 
she's a little stubborn and German ;-)}

Crockpot Maple Apple Pork Roast - Finding Joy in My Kitchen
{Print Recipe}

1 large pork roast {ours was about 4 lbs}
6 medium apples, peeled and cut into quarters
2 C baby carrots
1/2 C sprite/gingerale {or, apple juice}
4 T maple syrup
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 C cooked, crumbled bacon

Peel and slice the apples.

In the bottom of the crockpot, place the sliced apples and carrots.

Top with the roast.

Mix together the soda {or apple juice} and pour over the roast.

Then, sprinkle with the seasonings.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 6ish hours until the internal temperature reads done for pork.

Sprinkle with crumbled bacon before serving.

Allow the roast to sit for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.


We served the roast with twice baked potatoes -- it was a hit!



  1. This looks sooooo delicious! Who would've thought about carrots and apples together, most put potatoes and carrots... but apples and carrots - That's GENIUS! I will definitely give this a try (after all, it is a crock pot recipe (-: )Thanks for posting.

  2. That looks and sounds good. As the weather starts to get cooler I start to think more about crock pot recipes. This one I am bookmarking and going to try!

  3. You had me at crockpot! My fav part of the cooler weather. This looks delicious.

  4. This looks divine! I think I'm going to incorporate it into our meal plan for next week. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Love simple crock pot meals! And this looks delish!

  6. Yum! That flavor combination sounds wonderful.

  7. Looks great...can't wait to try it. By the way...I totally get the stubborn German grandma thing...totally! :-)

  8. Wow - this looks great and soooo easy! What a beautiful fall meal. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Had to laugh at the stubborn German grandma thing....I come from one side of Italian relatives and one side of strong, strong German relatives....I so get it!!!
    Looks good!

  10. I must agree I laughed about the German Grandma, I think we all have one. Mine would do the same thing!

    Love this, thanks so much for the meal idea. I'll post a link to you when I show off my dinner :)

  11. My family loved this one!
    The carrots were absolutely divine!


  12. What kind of apples are best for this? I sooooo want to try it! :)

    1. You'll want something that holds its shape when cooking... we used a combo of harlson/regent/cortland in this one!

  13. SnoWhite,

    Can you think of something else I could add instead of soda or juice? Maybe unsweetened applesauce or do you think that would change the flavor too much?

    1. You need the liquid... you could use unsweetened applesauce, but you'd need to dilute it with vegetable broth or water. I am not sure how it would turn out, but you could try it.


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