I did a little crockpot experimentation this week! I was looking through an order form for Tastefully Simple, which I used to sell, and saw a honey apple glaze. It sounded good, but I knew it would be loaded with sugar, so I decided to make up a recipe using honey and apples.
Brett and I really enjoyed this easy dish! Eating the pork and apples together was delicious! I served it up with steamed carrots and sauteed zucchini!
Pork Loin, 2.5-3 lbs.
Red Delicious Apples, 3 sliced
Honey, approx 4 T
Cinnamon, 2 T
Lay the apple slices (from two of the apples) in the bottom of the crockpot.
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Cut slits in the pork loin (approx 1/2″-3/4″).
Drizzle some honey into the slits.
Then place apple slices into the slits.
Place the pork loin into the crockpot.
Drizzle the top with the remainder of the honey.
Place the rest of the apples on top.
Then sprinkle the whole thing with cinnamon.
Cook on low for 7 hours.
For more flavor, you may poke holes in the pork. Then place the pork loin in a bag with honey and cinnamon and marinate it overnight.
Note: After some reviews of the loin being to dry, I have figured out why…. I own a crockpot that has a lid that completely seals off any moisture from escaping the pot. It is the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Crockpot. It’s cheap and it so much better than any crockpots I have used in the past. If you have issues with your food drying out when you cook it, you should definitely look into getting this one. (I don’t get anything for promoting this crockpot, by the way.)