Serve with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Super easy Sunday meal. Thicken the sauce with cornstarch, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pork roast in a slow cooker; sprinkle thyme over the top. Cover roast with onion and garlic; spread apple butter over the top. Pour chicken broth into the bottom of the slow cooker and place rosemary sprigs in broth.

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  • Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; protein 31.2g 62% DV; carbohydrates 12.3g 4% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterol 91.2mg 30% DV; sodium 348.3mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2015
This was an excellent recipe- and a great use for some of the apple butter I made last month. I made it exactly as written and it doesn't need any changes. Ours wasn't too sweet at all, the only problem I had was my starch slurry didn't set in time to serve and I ended up using package pork gravy thinned and mixed with some of the "bits" from the crockpot. I served with mashed potatoes and brussels gratin. Yum, this is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2019
My pork loin was slightly smaller than what was called for. The taste was good, but the cooking time was far too long. Came out very dry. May try again, but will definitely adjust the cooking time. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2015
This was an excellent recipe- and a great use for some of the apple butter I made last month. I made it exactly as written and it doesn't need any changes. Ours wasn't too sweet at all, the only problem I had was my starch slurry didn't set in time to serve and I ended up using package pork gravy thinned and mixed with some of the "bits" from the crockpot. I served with mashed potatoes and brussels gratin. Yum, this is definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2016
A super simple meal which made according to the recipe which produced a very moist roast and a good amount of gravy. Thank you, Helen Dubo! I will make it again but with a few adjustments. They are: browning the roast first after seasoning with salt & pepper, doubling the onion, garlic and thyme, eliminating the rosemary entirely and reducing the broth by at least a third. Also, rather than using a corn starch slurry to thicken the gravy, I will use a blend of soft butter & flour and add to juices after roast has been removed for carving. Will need to cook the gravy a bit longer on high to thicken and to eliminate any raw flour taste. This can also be done in a separate saucepan if desired. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2015
I really really enjoyed this! I used a Smithfield Pork Sirloin roast that was only about 2 lbs. I kept all of the other ingredients the same but cooked it in a 225 degree oven for about 5 hours. I did as the submitter suggested and added a cornstarch slurry to make a gravy with the sauce. I served this with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. My husband and kids thought it was too sweet (from the apple butter) but I loved it and seeing as I am the one that cooked it and I am the one reviewing it I give it 5 stars! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2016
I made this for a work potluck where the theme was "Apple Festival." This was the main meat dish. I work night shift so I set it up (which was supper easy) throwing all the ingredients in the slow cooker and turned it on low the morning before the potluck. By the time we came back that evening it had cooked 11 hours. By the time we actually were able to eat it it had cooked 14 hours. Some of the outer edges were a little tough (over cooked I guess) but the inner part was still very moist and lovely. Despite the apple butter rosemary and thyme it wasn't as fragrant as I would have expected. I'm thinking about adding extra cinnamon (in addition to the cinnamon that is already in the Apple butter) next time. But the dish was very well received by my coworkers and it was all gone by the time I went to clean my slow cooker in the morning. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2019
My pork loin was slightly smaller than what was called for. The taste was good, but the cooking time was far too long. Came out very dry. May try again, but will definitely adjust the cooking time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2016
Browned the pork loin first and it came out delicious. My family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2015
This is really good. I did brown the pork loin first and then put everything over top. I baked it in the oven for about 2 hours at 350. It was perfect! Will definitely be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2016
What a wonderful dish. I even made baked cinnamon apples to serve with the pork loin. The whole family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/22/2016
Pork was very tender but it did not have much flavor. Too bland. Read More
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