Slow Cooker Pork With Apples

Slow cooker pork roast with apples is made with a boneless pork roast that’s cooked low and slow in a Crockpot with a mixture of sweet apples, wine and spices. The end result is tender melt-in-your-mouth pork tossed in an apple puree with great flavor and it will soon become a family favorite.

Roast pork with apple puree on a platter with a serving spoon

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You are going to love this simple slow cooker recipe, it has so much flavor! A pork loin sits on top of apples and onions which almost dissolve during the cooking process.

The pork is shredded and the apple-onion mixture is blended into a rich puree with a touch of spicy Dijon mustard to make a deliciously sweet, yet zesty sauce that is served with the meat.

There’s not much better than a slow cooker meal to make easy weeknight meals. They are easy to put together and they cook all day while you are busy going about your life. We use our slow cooker all of the time. Another one of our slow cooker favorites is chipotle chicken stew.

Why you will 🤍 this recipe

  • The slow cooker helps to make a lean pork loin tender and moist for a super flavorful pork roast.
  • It’s a hands-off recipe made with simple ingredients that tastes amazing and is perfect for Sunday dinners or busy weeknights.

Here is what you will need

This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.

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  • Boneless pork loin roast
  • Apples
  • Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Fennel
  • Sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Dijon mustard
  • White wine


How to make slow cooker pork roast with apples

Prepare the ingredients: crush the garlic, chop the rosemary and roughly chop the apples. Measure the fennel, wine, salt and pepper.

spatula spreading herbs and garlic on top of the pork

Step 1. Prepare the roast

Mix the crushed garlic, chopped rosemary, fennel and 1 tablespoon olive oil together. Use a small offset spatula or the back of a spoon to rub the garlic mixture over the meat.

Step 2. Sear the Roast

Heat the remaining oil in a heavy large skillet over high heat. Once the skillet is hot, reduce to medium-high heat add the roast and sear it on each side.

process step of pork cooking in a skillet
the pork road on top of apples and onions in crockpot

Step 3. Add the Ingredients to a slow cooker

Add the chopped onions and apples to the bottom of the slow cooker and place roast on top of the onions and apples. Add the wine, cover and cook for 4-5 hours on low.

Step 4. Make the puree

Once the meat has been cooked, remove it from the slow cooker and set it aside. Use an immersion blender to puree the apple and onion mixture which will be very soft. Add the mustard while blending. Shred the meat and return it to the slow cooker and toss it with the puree.

A picture of the cooked pork and apples in a crock pot

NOTE: If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can scoop the apple mixture into a blender and blend into a puree.

Pork Roast with apple pure on a platter with apples and butternut squash

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

The complete list of ingredients to make this recipe is above. Below are notes about some of the ingredients, along with ideas for substitutes.

Pork Loin – A boneless pork loin roast is the best type of roast to make this recipe. If you can’t find bonelss, a bone-in pork loin.

Apples – Any variety of apple will work in this recipe, I like to used gala, jonagold, fuji, macintosh or granny smith apples.

Onion – All purpose or sweet onions are the best for this slow cooker pork roast recipe.

Dijon Mustard – Adds a nice tangy flavor to the apple puree, and can be substituted with a spicy brown or whole grain mustard. Do not use yellow mustard which is not a flavorful as dijon mustard.

White Wine – Sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio are good options, but you can use any white wine that you have on hand.

White wine can be replaced with an equal amount of apple cider of apple juice for an alchohol free version.

Serving suggestions

Serve leftover slow cooker pork roast with apple puree with roasted brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash, baby potatoes, mashed potatoes or baked sweet potatoes.

How to store leftovers

Leftover slow cooker pork roast can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Heat leftovers on top of the stove over low heat, or in the microwave.

Leftover pork roast serving suggestions, add some coleslaw and serve it on a roll for a hearty sandwich, serve it in a wrap or enjoy it in a salad or with rice or mashed potatoes.

roast Pork on a platter close up

Recipe variations

Slow cooker pork loin with pears – instead of apples use pears.

Spice it up – for a full fall flavored crock pot pork roast, add a tablespoon ground cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg to the slow cooker before starting the cooking process.

Sweet slow cooker pork loin – add a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup to the slow cooker before cooking for a sweeter dish.

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  • If the puree is to thick after blending it, gradually add a teaspoon or two of water or wine to thin it out.
  • If the puree is too thin, try adding a few teaspoons of apple sauce or stir in a slurry of 1 teaspoon flour and 2 teaspoons water.
Can you make slow cooker pork loin roast with pork tenderloin or pork shoulder?

Yes, you can use either cut of meat. To make a slow cooker pork tenderloin which is leaner and smaller in size, the cook time will have to be adjusted to about 2 1/2 hours. A pork shoulder will cook for the same amount of time as the pork loin, but it does contain more fat so the puree may be greasy. Internal temperature of pork should be at least 145 degrees f.

Can you make slow cooker pork loin roast with apples in the oven?

This recipe can easily be braised in the oven. Follow the recipe instructions to prepare the ingredients and instead of placing the apples and onions in a slow cooker, place them in a heavy dutch oven with the seared meat on top. Cover and cook in a preheated 325-degree f oven for 3 hours. Once the pork is cooked, remove it from the pan, puree the sauce and shred the meat.

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Pork Roast with apple pure on a platter with apples and butternut squash

Roasted Pork With Apple Puree

Slow roasted pork with apple puree is a boneless pork roast that is cooked low and slow for a tender melt-in-your-mouth pork dinner
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

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Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker pork roast with apples
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 429kcal
Author: Anne
Scale this Recipe 6 People


  • 6 medium apples we like gala or honey crisp
  • 1 small onion rough chopped
  • 3 pound pork loin rib end or boneless ribs not pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon [olive oil] – divided
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon [fennel]
  • 1/4 teaspoon [sea salt]
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon [dijon mustard]
  • 1/2 cup white wine apple cider or water


  • Add the garlic, rosemary, fennel, salt, and pepper to 1 tablespoon of oil and rub it over the meat
  • Heat the remaining olive oil (1 tablespoon) in a heavy skillet.
  • Once the skillet is hot, seer the meat on each side and transfer to a plate and set aside
  • Slice the apples and onions and layer them on the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the meat on top of the onions and apples, pour in the wine and cook on low heat for 4 1/2 hours.
  • Remove the meat from the slow cooker and set it aside.
  • Use an immersion blender to blend the apples and onions with the mustard and wine until it turns into a thick puree. Adjust the consistency by adding a little water or wine.
  • Shred the meat using 2 forks and toss the puree with the meat.


Store leftover pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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Serving: 0.25pound | Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 1090mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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