Slow Cooker Cider Pork Roast Recipe -
Slow Cooker Cider Pork Roast Recipe
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Slow Cooker Cider Pork Roast

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"Apple cider, vegetables, and spices make this pork roast very tender and full of flavor! Serve with mashed potatoes."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 30 mins


  1. Combine 1/4 of the onion, 1/2 of the apple, and the garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to slow cooker along with the apple cider and water.
  2. Combine the salt, pepper, ginger and flour in a shallow container. Gently press the roast onto the flour mixture to coat all sides. Brush off any excess flour. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet. Brown the pork in the hot oil, turning until golden on all sides. Place the browned roast in the slow cooker and scatter the celery and the remaining onion and apple on top. Cook on low for 4 hours, then add carrots. Cook for an additional 3 hours.
  3. Remove the cooked roast to a heated platter, arrange carrots around roast and serve with the strained juices from the slow cooker.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2008

This is, in my opinion, the best way to cook a pork loin. My only changes were...I don't brown the meat first; I've found no need to. The meat will cook nicely without it. I don't bother with the food processor, either. Don't make anything more time consuming than it has to be; just throw sliced onion and apple in the pot with the roast. I omit flour and add sage to rub on the pork. I put the carrots in the pot with the roast and cook it an hour less than the recipe says. Lastly, apple juice will work in a pinch, since apple cider isn't always available, but you won't get the same flavor. Cider is stronger and will add more flavoring and shouldn't be watered down with so much water. There's no need for almost five cups of liquid in a slow cooker. Other than a few minor and easy changes, this recipe is the best way to cook a pork loin. It's fast, easy and oh, so tasty!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 22, 2008

This recipe was okay. We pretty much followed the directions but we don't have a food processor. I don't know if that really made much of a difference. We felt there was a lot of liquid and would have been better if it was thicker. I probably should have browned the pork longer because the flower coating was just kind of mushy when we pulled it out. The pork was really tender, moist, and had a good flavor. We enjoyed it. I hope others try this recipe and add their comments of how they tweaked it. I'd like to try it again and see where I went wrong.

Nov 24, 2008

This was my recipe, and here are some suggestions. Use only 1 c. cider and 1- 1 1/2 c. water. Use a clove less garlic. Make a package gravy and don't use drippings. Cook an hour or two less. Please add your comments and see if we can't improve or perfect this! Thanks!

Dec 20, 2008

This was a great recipe! I didn't have Apple Cider, just Apple Juice. I browned the meat and then covered the pork with the Apple Juice. I chopped the veggies and the apple and put them in the pot ~ it was fabulous! I served over rice and my family really loved this. We live at just over 7,000 feet above sea level so this affects cooking time. Usually I have to cook things longer, but this meal would have been best for us served after 5 hours since I cooked on a gas stove-top rather than a slow cooker. I just can't say enough about how delicious this was and how much we all enjoyed this recipe!

Jan 05, 2009

Wanted to try something different with shoulder roast. After reading reviews, I decided to use 2 packets of apple cider mix rather than one and reduced overall water. I also added ground cloves (about a teaspoon or so). The results were good, which was surprising! House smelled great during the day and the meat was tender with an apple taste. My husband really liked it; but my 16 year old didn't care to much for it.

Dec 19, 2008

I was really excited to try this recipe. I used the advice to reduce the amount of cider. However, I thought that although the roast was very tender it lacked taste. Next time I would reduce water but maybe keep the cider the same. I would also add a bay leaf next time to give a little more flavor. I would try this again but I'll definitely experiment.

Jan 01, 2009

I didn't use the food processor or brown the meat and it turned out really good. 5 and 1/2 hours was plenty of time and the meat was quite tender.

Jan 14, 2009

This roast is tender and juicy. My husband and son are both picky about food cooked in the slow cooker, but they liked this. I reduced the water to about 1/2 cup. I put it in the slow cooker on low and used the temperature probe to switch to "warm" when it reached 170 degrees. Supper was done when we got home from work and school. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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