This is a good idea, but for my family's tastes, it was a bit lacking. Most meat dishes with fruit-based sauces or glazes need a good bit of "savory" to offset the sweetness. On the second try of this recipe I tweaked it, and my family went CRAZY for it: 2.5 lb pork roast, 1/2 jar apricot preserves, 1 rounded TBL of dry onion soup mix, NO added liquid. Seasoned the roast with garlic, seasoned salt, black pepper, and quickly seared in a saute pan; deglazed the pan with a MINIMAL amount of water, added to sauce mixture. Place roast in crock, cover with sauce, cook on low for 4.5 hours. WOW!!! The liquid from the meat brings the sauce to almost the right consistency, but I did need to add about a TBL of corn starch and simmer on high for a few minutes to thicken. Served with home-made dinner rolls, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans. Like I said, as written, my family (all male, all carnivores) thought it was ho-hum, but with tweaking it was "Man, Mom! This is awesome!!"
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This is a good idea, but for my family's tastes, it was a bit lacking. Most meat dishes with...