My husband doesn't like BBQ sauce, but we had a pork roast. I whipped this up in the slow cooker, and it was awesome served with broccoli and rice, and also as pulled pork sandwiches for the 2 kids and hubby for a few days without them getting tired of it! It got better and better until it was gone, so I figured it was worth sharing. You let me know what you think!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 servings
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the apples and onion into the bottom of a slow cooker, and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

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  • Rub the pork roast with salt and pepper, and place it on the layer of apples and onions in the slow cooker. Pour the applesauce over the roast, and dust the top with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

  • Cook on High setting for 8 hours. Serve the roast topped with the sauce, apples, and onions.

Nutrition Facts

527 calories; protein 44.6g; carbohydrates 18.8g; fat 29.4g; cholesterol 145.2mg; sodium 203.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2010
The sauce was really good. I used pork chops rather than a roast. Like the smell and taste of it. What an original receipe Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/08/2010
I had high hopes on this recipe and I cooked it as per the instructions and yes it smelled wonderful but I was not at all happy with the results. It was bland and just did not live up to the authors hype on this recipe. Sorry did not like it and probably will not prepare it again. Read More
(25)
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2010
The sauce was really good. I used pork chops rather than a roast. Like the smell and taste of it. What an original receipe Read More
(79)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
This Recipe was really good. The pork was so tender. I did not care for the sauce however it may have cooked for too long. I reduced the serving size to 4 and if sure did not need 8 hrs to cook. Would have been ready within 4 hrs. Read More
(58)
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2010
Definitely Different! i went with the apples and a yellow onion cause that's what i had on hand. I didn't have apple sauce but i had a can of pears i emulsified and poured over like apple sauce. after everything was cooked i used a hand emulsifier to blend the "sauce" together and then shredded the pork. the apples and pears made the sauce pretty sweet so I also added a can of cream of mushroom and about a tablespoon of yellow mustard to the mix. served it with a side of spaghetti squash with Parmesan cheese! yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2012
Tried this recipe last night using Honey Crisp Apples and butterflying the roast it was fantastic the flavor of the fruit infuses the meat with a sweet and succulent accent of apple and the meat was soo tender that I literally could not pull it out of the crock pot without it falling to pieces (wound up using a large spoon which worked out well because it let me get the right amount of sauce with each serving). This one is definitely one you should try for your family. One thing to note though. I used a 6-quart crock pot and cut the recipe in half (on account of my only having a 3.5lb roast) and it filled the crock pot perfectly I highly doubt the full recipe would have even come close to fitting in my crock pot. If you are going to make this recipe then pay attention to the amount of ingredients that you rack up you may need to cut this in half to make it fit your cookware. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/08/2010
I had high hopes on this recipe and I cooked it as per the instructions and yes it smelled wonderful but I was not at all happy with the results. It was bland and just did not live up to the authors hype on this recipe. Sorry did not like it and probably will not prepare it again. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
I made this for my parents when they came to visit. Dad's a picky eater and we all loved it! I couldn't get as large a pork shoulder roast, so I sub with two smaller pork shoulder roasts, which altered cook time a lot. Very excellent, will certainly be making again. Thanks for Sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2010
This turned out nicely. We used pork tenderloin instead of roast because that was all the grocery store had at the time. I also used onion powder instead of onions. The flavor was good and a nice change of pace from other recipes I have made. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/05/2010
This was tender and flavorful but it just wasn't my family's favorite. Just a bit too sweet & cinnamon-y I suppose. We generally love those flavors but something about this was just over-powering. The Allrecipes recipe for "Tangy Pork Roast" is a much better bet! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2010
This was very easy and the aroma while cooking was wonderful. The meat was very juicy and had a great flavor. DH ate the cooked apples which I didn't care for but the meat was very very good. I cut the recipe in half just incase we didn't like it but I think it is a keeper. Read More
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