Crockpot Honey Apple Pork Loin

05 Jul

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.)


378 responses to “Crockpot Honey Apple Pork Loin

  1. enrique

    July 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I will try it soon and get back…

    • brittneyeliseb

      July 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      Hi Enrique! What did you think?

      • smash104

        December 22, 2013 at 10:08 am

        Hello! I have absolutely no idea how I stumbled across this blog or recipe, but I bookmarked it and tried it out yesterday! First, we followed the directions word for word. (Isn’t that where one must start?) Second, my boyfriend and I LOVED it. We brought it to a potluck and ran out because everyone died for the taste. It’s a great recipe. We have just a simple crockpot– nothing fancy and it didn’t dry out. Thanks for the amazing recipe! I can’t wait to try it again. I will try to marinate it for a bit more flavor next time. Yum! :)

  2. becky

    July 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

    how could you make this with a much smaller pork loin? There is only myself and my husband so we wouldn’t need such a large cut of pork.

    • brittneyeliseb

      July 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

      Hi Becky! Thanks for visiting! You can do it the same exact way. It will take about the same amount of time in the crockpot, but I’d probably check it in 6 hours just in case! :) You’d probably use one less apple, too, but I thought it was great to have the extra slices in the crockpot. They taste delicious after cooking so long with the cinnamon and honey!

      • Karen H

        September 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm

        By chance did anyone try making this w a can of apple pie filling? One poster mentioned the idea, just curious about the outcome.

    • E. C. Dabis

      November 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

      I suspect the cooked tenderloin could be divided into two-person servings and frozen for future meals.

    • junassicpark

      November 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      This will work with a much smaller cut. I buy a large pork loin and cut it into thirds or fourths. I used only one apple but will use two the next time because with only one apple, the pork tasted like I hadn’t added anything else to the crock pot. Don’t get me wrong, the loin was good but I think it could have been better with more apple.

    • Lena Patton

      December 9, 2012 at 12:20 am

      Just cut the pork loin in half. Freeze the other one for later.

    • Jo

      May 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Reduce the recipe in every way. Then place winter squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, and/or rutagaba turnips on a heavy piece of foil on top of roast. I would do this about half way through cook time.

  3. wendy

    July 24, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Do you have a picture of finished (cooked) pork loin?

    • brittneyeliseb

      July 24, 2012 at 8:46 am

      I’m sorry. I don’t. I was too anxious to eat it and forgot to get a finished picture….

  4. sharon

    July 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Does it brown or look ‘grey’ when done? :s

    • brittneyeliseb

      July 31, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      Sharon, it’s more white than brown or grayish.

    • Mary

      March 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      You could probably brown the pork loin before placing the apple slices in the cuts. Then cook it off in the crock pot

  5. Alxandra

    July 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

    This was absolutely delicious. Thank you

  6. Allison M

    July 31, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I’m wondering if it isn’t too sweet? How sweet is it?

    • brittneyeliseb

      July 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm

      It really isn’t that sweet. I’m weird about entrees tasting sweet. It bothers me, so this one definitely isn’t sweet!

  7. Jennifer Morgan Evans

    August 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Did you add any water? I am worried it would dry out!

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      I didn’t. It doesn’t dry out at all. I was a little shocked! You can add some water or chicken stock if you want, though.

      • Cindy Wilson

        October 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm

        I never cook any pork in my crock Pot without a little bit of apple cider or juice. It makes the cooking smells nicer in the house. So I may add a little cider to it . Thanks for the good idea.

      • jenner

        January 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm

        I didn’t add anything and it is juicy as you would want… Im trying to figure out how to make a sauce with all the juices that are left!

      • Lori Kays

        February 23, 2013 at 5:04 pm

        For a yummy sauce, add the juices to some apple butter and simply heat it up in a sauce pan.

  8. Jodi

    August 3, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Do you add any water to this?

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      I don’t. You could add some water or chicken stock if you want to, though.

      • Kris

        July 10, 2013 at 11:02 pm

        I’ve added wine, apple juice or orange juice to all my pork lions and they have all turned out great.

  9. Kimberly

    August 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Its in the Crock Pot right now! I added a bit of garlic and black pepper, I can’t eat without them! Lol. Thanks for the great idea!

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      That sounds delicious! I use garlic, black pepper, and salt on just about EVERYTHING! :)

  10. nick

    August 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Looks Great!!!!

  11. Heather

    August 7, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I am going to run to the store so I can throw this in the crock pot for dinner tonight. I might try and cover the bottom with a can of apple pie filling tho! I bet this would also be good with stuffing!

  12. Denise

    August 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I was looking for a good recipe for pork loin. Going to give this a try. Looks wonderful!!

  13. Etonne

    August 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was yummy. My kids loved it.

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Etonne, I’m so glad you all enjoyed it! Thanks for reading! Check out some of my other recipes as well and let me know what you think!

      • Krys

        January 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

        My family loves this! We have to sub pears for the apples because my daughter is allergic to apples.

  14. Zita

    August 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

    In a crockpot. now :) Thank you

  15. Ames

    August 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I am making this now! I used a pork loin? It was smaller than the tenderloin since it is just me and my boyfriend. I did not add water or anything, but I am going to keep checking it because mine is in a small crock pot so I am scared it will dry out. I am so excited to try it! Thanks for posting the recipe!

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 11, 2012 at 8:56 am

      Ames, I’m sure it turned out just fine! What did you think?

    • Ruth Nuss

      December 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      I’m prepping this now to put in the crockpot in the morning. I’ve browned the pork in a skillet first to give it some color. I’m using a little chicken broth too. I can’t wait to smell the house when I come home from work (oh, yes, and eat it too :)) Thanks for posting!!!

  16. Faye Kennedy

    August 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Can you use other types of apples, like Crispin? This recipes sounds great, I love easy crockpot recipes like this, especially on these hot summer days. The stove oven makes the kitchen so much hotter. Thanks.

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 11, 2012 at 8:57 am

      Faye, any type of apple will be fine! :) Let me know what you think!

  17. joy asher

    August 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I have this going now, I omitted the cinnamon and honey, added garlic and onion and a bit of white wine….I am going 5 hours on high ;}

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 11, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      That sounds like a great alternative!

    • Elizabeth

      June 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      hi Joy–how did this turn out? I don’t like sweet pork, so I was going to leave out the honey and cinnamon and go with apples and onions in the pork, then add chicken stock and garlic, herbs…

  18. Diane

    August 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    this looks amazing any suggestions for a cinnamon substitute I’m allergic to cinnamon.

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Look at the comment on here from Joy Asher. She didn’t use cinnamon.

    • Stacie

      October 1, 2012 at 5:07 am

      I use no sugar added applesauce and sage.

    • Kris

      July 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      I like using rosemary on my pork lion roasts with a little wine or apple juice.

  19. Fresia

    August 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

    no salt or pepper???

  20. Linda Akers Miller

    August 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Instead of adding water add apple juice.

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      That sounds delicious! To keep it paleo, make sure there are no additives & that it’s plain apple juice!

  21. Pattie Ethridge

    August 14, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Had this for dinner tonight. Husband loved it. No leftovers! The house smelled wonderful while it was cooking

  22. Nicole

    August 15, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I just made this yesterday and it was AMAZING! I marinted it overnight in a cinnamon and honey rub with just a little bit of salt. It just fell apart in the crock pot! The apples were a lil mushy and i kind of mashed the into the pork after it was done cooking. I still have over half of the pork leftover so I shredded it all and made a light bbq sauce using some of the juice/mushed apples in the crock pot and we’re going to have sandwiches today! Really good recipe! Thanks!

    • junassicpark

      November 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      Making a bbq sauce sounds like an excellent idea for leftover loin!

  23. Nicole

    August 15, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I meant to add, I have a very picky 5yr old eater, and had her helping me sprinkle the cinnamon and drizzle the honey. She thought it was really awesome that we got to use some sweet stuff like honey and apples in a main dish, and ate her supper in record time!

  24. joanna

    August 15, 2012 at 11:37 am

    mine is in crook pot right now lol..
    but i only had a already marinated pork loin..
    well see in 5 hours how it taste:)

  25. Renee

    August 16, 2012 at 11:42 am

    How do u think it would taste with a turkey tenderloin?

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      I think it would be equally as good! Try it out and let me know what you think!

  26. Crystal

    August 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Ok, it’s in the pot now!!! Looking forward to see how it turns out. My hubby doesn’t like real sweet meat so I added some spices. Will letcha know the verdict. Thanks for posting!!

  27. Jenny

    August 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Is the measurement for the honey and cinnamon teaspoons or tablespoons? We were taught in home economics that a capital T meant tablespoon so I just wanted to check. Thanks!

  28. Jessica

    August 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Does it shred like pulled pork or slice? Also did you trim the loin?

  29. Traci

    August 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

    this sounds wonderful i am going to try it this week. my only question is what sides did you put with it? i’m sure anything would be great just trying to figure out what would pair up nicely with it. thank you!

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 20, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      I’m actually cooking it again tonight. I will have roasted asparagus and garlic mashed cauliflower with it. Carrots do make a great side with it due to their natural sweetness, too.

      • Helen Nicholson

        November 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

        How would this work with really firm pears?

      • brittneyeliseb

        November 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm

        I would think so!

  30. Traci

    August 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I’m cooking it right now too! Just got home and my house smells wonderful! Can’t wait to try it!! yummo!! :)

  31. Kim

    August 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I made this for dinner last night and it was wonderful!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  32. Cheryl Lefebvre

    August 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I have it marinating in honey wine (100% fermented honey) aka honey mead with a spritz of apple wine too, so good to drink as well. I will let you know.

  33. Carol Fischer

    August 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I made this tonight an it was a huge hit! A dinner that is easy, nutritious, and yummy!

  34. Audrey K.

    August 21, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I made this tonight. Actually, I marinated it last night and cooked while I was at work today. Unfortunately, mine was really dry. :( i am thinking it cooked too long. I didn’t get home from work in time to turn the crockpot off and the one I have doesn’t have a timer. I am going to try it again though because it smelled wonderful and it had all the ingredients of a delicious dinner!

    • Nicki

      February 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Mine doesn’t have a timer either so I just bought a plug in type timer like you use for Xmas lights. Works just fine. Also if you don’t want to invest in a new crockpot and you suspect yours is letting steam/moisture escape (hence the dry loin) try putting a piece of foil or Saran over the top then put the lid on.

  35. Annie

    August 22, 2012 at 1:13 am

    If you marinate the pork overnight, do you still take all the same steps in the recipe?

  36. Angie

    August 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I made this tonight and my husband was a little hesitant at first because when we opened the lid it looked like food that had been sitting way too long past being good to eat due to the dark brown of the apples and pork haha. We initially weren’t going to eat the apples because both of us are big on texture and thought they would be too “mushy”. However, once we started eating, we knew we were missing a huge piece of the flavoring so we mashed up the apples into the pork (because if you move the pork around enough it does almost shred like pulled pork) and it was almost like a thicker gravy. I did marinate it over night in the honey and cinnamon and it wasn’t too over powering or sweet. It was very delicious, and my husband agrees!

  37. Melody

    August 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Just made this tonight and it was awesome!!! I made it with a pork tenderloin as I only needed enough for three. Thanks so much for this simple and delicious recipe!

    (BTW, the reason you don’t have to add any liquid is because the apples release a good amount of juice during cooking.)

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Exactly! Thanks so much, Melody! I’m glad you guys enjoyed it! Be sure to check out my other recipes!

  38. Ashley Allen

    August 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    How do you think this would freeze? I work about 14 hours a day and don’t have much time to cook so I tend to cook a lot when I have time and freeze it for meals later. My Crockpot if my best friend!!! This looks amazing and would love to try it. Any thoughts?

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      I think the apples would be mushier, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t freeze well. I hope you enjoy it!

  39. Sue

    August 28, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I made this tonight and i thought it was ok. I think i over cooked the pork a bit. Cooked it on high for 5.5 hrs. I will cut back to 4 hrs next time. The pork was a bit tasteless. I’ll have to put some salt and pepper for taste next time. The sauce/juice was really good tho. I loved how the apples tasted.

    • brittneyeliseb

      August 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      I’m sorry it didn’t turn out for you. If cooking on high, I’d check it at 3.5 hours. Usually if the pork tenderloin is smaller, it will cook a lot faster. Also, maybe try marinating it overnight next time or using more cinnamon! :)

  40. Amy

    August 31, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I cooked it on low for 6 hours (I normally check roasts about 1 hour before done time due to prior experiences with overcooking them in the crockpot). It ended up really dry. Not sure what happened. The flavor was good so I’ll try shredding the leftovers to make a pulled pork sandwich,

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      That’s odd. Maybe there are varying temps for low in different crockpots! My pork loins/tenerdloins are always so tender even after the 6 hour mark. Earlier this week, I had one in the crockpot for about 10 hours and it was still tender. Who knows! Let me know how it did as a sandwich!

      • Amy

        September 5, 2012 at 3:16 am

        I ended up making a stir fry instead of sandwiches. Chopped veggies, the roast (apples and all), and a sauce made of honey, soy sauce, sirachi paste, and a little arrow root powder for thickening. It was really good, especially with the slightly sweet flavor of the pork.

  41. Nicky

    September 3, 2012 at 12:08 am

    My family and I came home to a pleasant aroma today. Smelt like apple pie. And the pork tenderloin was just as great! The juices from the apple kept the pork tender and juicy. I had
    two 1 1/2 lb (total of 3 lbs) pork tenderloins cooking together, and they were done after 6 hours. I probably could’ve taken it out after 5 1/2 hours because of the smaller cuts. Next time I make this, I will marinate it overnight. I was able to marinate it for only a couple of hours. I’m definitely keeping this recipe for future meals. Thank you for sharing!

    • D.J. Martin

      June 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      I have a recipe for the tenderloin using a crockpot. Cut the inch slits on the tenderloin, place sliced apples in the slits. Place the tenderloin on a layer of slicd apples and pour a covering of Jack Daniels Swineapple Rib Glaze & Dippin Sauce. The Swineapple Sauce is very important in this recipe. It is a difficult product to locate and it is about twice the price of your everyday brands and it does contain Jack Daniels Black Label wiskey.(90 Proof) Of course the alcohol evaporates during the cooking process. The Jack Daniels phone number is 1-800-986-6911. Choose your own vegetables but one of them could be sweet potato since you are cooking pork. 3# to 4# pork on low for about 51/2 hours, cooking the vegies the last half of cooking time. Lots of luck!

  42. Ronna

    September 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I just stuck this in the oven. I prefer somedays to use my cast iron enamel pot for things such as these. I added some Stone Ground Mustard and fresh chopped garlic salt & fresh pepper along with the apples & cinnamon. Mine are fresh from the backyard tree. =) I haven’t said anything to the Hub so I’m looking forward to his nose dragging him to the kitchen in a short bit. =)

  43. bridget

    September 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    how do you think it would work with thick pork loin chops instead of an entire tenderloin (my husband picked up the wrong thing at the store)? Should I adjust the cooking time and add a little apple juice to keep the chops moist?

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 12, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Bridget, sorry I’m just seeing this. I think it would work just fine. Maybe just throw the apples in the crockpot instead of slicing up the chops and putting the apples in!

  44. stacey

    September 9, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Just took my pork out of the freezer to thaw. Guess we’ll be having this tomorrow. Read all the comments…what’s not to like! Thanks for the recipe!

  45. mary

    September 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

    When ever I cook a pork roast I use apple juice instead of water as we always have applesauce with pork (its a kid thing). So this is going into the crock in about 10 minutes (prep time which is so easy) then on the table for dinner tonight. Cant wait to tast this one, the honey will be an added pleasure to the taste of the pork roast.

  46. Shannon

    September 10, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Do you have an alternative way of cooking this? I don’t have a crock pot.

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      You could probably marinate it overnight to get the flavor of slow-cooking. I’d cook the pork loin on 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Then if it needs longer, you can cook it longer. Some say to cook it at 325 for 30 minutes, but my oven must cook slower (or not heat up as much) than theirs.

  47. Tracey

    September 10, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Have you tried searing/browning it first to give it some color? It sounds fabulous.

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      You could. My mom always did that with roast to keep it tender, but I haven’t done it at all with this recipe. It has turned out so tender every time that I don’t need to.

  48. katherine

    September 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I’m trying a variation on this tonight with pork steaks and some curry powder and ginger (in addition to the cinnamon)… seemed right at the time! we’ll see! planning to serve it with sweet potatoes and kale :)

  49. Melanie Gwen DePietro

    September 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Mine is in the crockpot now! What did you guys use as sides? I was thinking sweet potatoes.

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 12, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      sweet potatoes, steamed carrots, roasted dates and carrots, green beans, so many good options….

  50. mindy

    September 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    In the crock pot now, using a 3lb pork loin *roast.. I’m going to leave it cook while im at work. Any suggestions on timing??

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm

      Just reading this, Mindy. I’m sorry. I have used a pork loin roast for this recipe before. I just cooked it for the same amount of time. I have left it in the crockpot for 10-11 hours and it has still been great!

  51. Susan

    September 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was VERY good! Your recipe is def a keeper! Thank you!

  52. Michele

    September 11, 2012 at 9:23 am

    How about trying apple juice instead of water or chicken stock, if you want any liquid in the pot at all.

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      You definitely could, Michele. I just don’t drink juice, so I didn’t use any. I will say, though, that adding chicken broth is a nice added flavor.

      • Bobbi Jo

        February 13, 2013 at 11:35 am

        Mine is in the crockpot now! After reading comments I did brown mine, I guess I am old school! Lol. I am thinking sweet potatoes as a side! Cannot wait for dinner tonight

  53. Michele

    September 11, 2012 at 9:29 am

    My bad. I missed the other post. Scrolled right past it. :)

  54. katie

    September 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

    In the crockpot! can’t wait

  55. Lindsey

    September 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Making this for dinner tonight! Just put it on. Can’t wait to see how it taste, it definitely looks delicious.

  56. Donna

    September 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Good recipe!!!

  57. Jeanne Ann Carver

    September 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    It is currently in the crockpot. Cannot wait until dinner time! It is smelling wonderful! Will let you know what we think.

  58. jodi

    September 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Does this shred or stay intact. Hubby really hates the shredded/pulled meat thing and don’t want to make this if that is how the meat turns out in the crock.

    Thanks :)

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      I’ve actually had it do both. I would suggest using a pork loin (and not tenderloin) because the tenderloin is almost guaranteed to shred. The regular pork loin has a better chance of not shredding.

  59. Amanda

    September 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    How many servings would you guess this had?

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      It easily feeds 4-6 depending on portion size.

  60. Tabatha Demogola

    September 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    making this tonight, so excited to try it…although i am cooking it in the oven instead only because i got a little too busy today and totally forgot to start the crock pot! oops hopefully it will taste just as great in the oven :)

    • Tabatha Demogola

      September 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      it tasted great! served it on top of rice with peas and carrots on the side..cooked in oven at 400 degrees for 45 mins and it was perfect (nice and tender and juicy)! thanks for such a great recipe! :)

      • mysimplethingsblog

        February 6, 2013 at 10:55 am

        Tabatha, did you cover it while cooking (in the oven)? Thank you!

  61. Sam

    September 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    I tried this tonight and I really liked it!! Good stuff!!

  62. Hilary

    September 20, 2012 at 10:23 am

    What would you suggest to use besides honey? Do you think agave nectar would give the same flavor? Or maybe just brown sugar?

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Agave nectar would taste great, too. Brown sugar would be good if you aren’t on a restricted diet.

  63. Jodi

    September 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    we did this last night for dinner and it also turned out fantastic. did it in the oven and no shredding just moist yummy fall flavored pork :) i did mine at 350 and took about an hour and some of my apples on top got a tad crispy but even they were good! thanks so much for the awesome recipe.

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      SO glad you enjoyed it!

    • Miranda

      October 3, 2012 at 8:52 am

      Did you make the 2-3lbs? Also did you cover the dish or add water to keep it from drying out in the oven.

  64. Jesse

    September 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Hello, so this is made with no water/liquids, correct? Thank you!

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Correct. You could add a bit of chicken stock if you want, but the apples and pork loin create their own juice.

  65. Renee

    September 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Just put this in my crock pot. Tossed the apples in the cinnamon before I put it in the roast with the honey. I am pretty excited. Planning to follow one of the comments about making a sauce with the juice and apples. yumyum

    • Renee

      September 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Ok… This was insanely good. Adding to the recipe book! Thanks for sharing it!

  66. Caitlin

    September 24, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Just Making this today! Put it in at 10 AM. Will get back to you and let you know how it tastes! Can’t wait!

    • Caitlin

      September 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

      This was delicious! My boyfriend and I enjoyed it very much! This recipe will be used again!

  67. Erin L

    September 25, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Flavor was good, loved the apples, but the meat ended up dry. Will tweak it a little next time!

    • Joanie

      November 4, 2012 at 5:20 am

      Mine was dry, too.

      • brittneyeliseb

        November 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm

        Sorry, it didn’t turn out for you.

  68. Suzie

    September 26, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Could you do this in the oven?

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Yep. I would read comments below about cooking it in the oven for times and temps! :)

  69. Katie

    September 26, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I just put this in the crackpot right now! Can’t wait to try it.

  70. Patti

    September 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Is this fancy enough to serve to company that screams to be “impressed?”

    • brittneyeliseb

      September 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Yes. I would probably marinate it the night before. It gives it more flavor!

  71. kateolynch

    September 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

    This sounds absolutely fabulous! I can’t wait to try it!

  72. Kimberly E.

    September 27, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I loved your recipe! I used a pork roast & I think I only needed six hours, but the flavor is delicious, the meat tender and the juice from the pork & apples helped make up for my overcooking! I will definitely share this with my Oma, she is always looking for yummy, easy slow cooker recipes. Thank you!!!

  73. Megan Douget

    September 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Just put mine in the crockpot, I added a twist with smashing some garlic cloves and mixing that in with the honey, adding some water to the bottom, salt and pepper to the pork ( I season everything), and then for a twist I tried some sweet onions in the pot too. Not a lot maybe a cup of coarse chopped onion. Its already smelling divine =]=]

  74. kalie

    September 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I used 2 lb pork loin because it was just my boyfriend and i. After 6 hours it was very dry!!! Flavor was good, But I’d do 4 hours and check temp for smaller loins

  75. Lindsay

    September 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

    This is in my crockpot now. Can’t wait for dinner tonight!

  76. Erin

    September 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    We don’t eat pork I wonder if this could be done with a turkey tenderloin?

  77. Meagan

    September 30, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    This is delicious! Only took 5.5 hrs in my crockpot. Super tender and not at all dry. We both loved it! Followed recipe – no changes needed. Thanks so much!

  78. Sarah Spires Causey

    September 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I’m going to try this on Tuesday, and add sweet potatoes with it!!! I’m so excited!

  79. Cheli

    October 1, 2012 at 8:54 am

    We had this last night for dinner and it is surely a keeper. It lacked something for me, so I think I’ll add some salt, pepper and garlic next time and see if that helps. Other than that it was a winner at my house. Thanks!

  80. Erin2315

    October 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I just saw this recipe on pinterest and hope to try it soon – maybe adding a bit of garlic and an onion, I think I’ll pair it with mashed sweet potatoes! I saw a couple comments from those who don’t have crock-pots, and I wanted to suggest that an enamel lined cast iron pot/dutch oven on the stove can be a pretty good sub for the crockpot.

  81. Miranda

    October 3, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Can you cook this on high for 3-4 hours?

    • brittneyeliseb

      October 8, 2012 at 8:02 pm

      I haven’t tried it yet, so I hate to say one way or the other. I would guess so, but I’m not sure.

  82. Melinda

    October 3, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for this recipe- it was DELISHIOUS!! I only wish I had used more apples, because they were such a hit!! Adding this to my rotation, for sure!

  83. Heather

    October 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Cooking it right now !!!!! Hopefully my 3 girls and husband will like it. I did not measure .. I just eye balled it. ( I used more :) ) I can’t be there to taste .. I am going to the Madonna concert. So I will ask them later if they liked it :)
    Thank you

  84. Brittany

    October 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    We had this tonight! Cooked a 1.25 lb tenderloin for close to 6.5 hours and it turned out very yummy! Was skeptical at first, but read your comment about not wanting main dishes too sweet and I CONCUR! This was a comfortable mix; thank you for this idea! I did add just a touch of cinnamon flavored applesauce since it was in the fridge:)

  85. Ashley Todd

    October 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

    have this in the crock pot now. put the apples on the bottom (did put some water to cover the layer of apples.) cut the loin in two parts so it would fit in the crock pot (side by side). only have a small one :(. i also put another half in the middle of them buy laying on top. i believe i put too much cinnamon though :( hopefully it dont turn out too sweet.

  86. Kelly

    October 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I’m trying this tonight!!! I’m very excited. I let my pork loin marinate overnight with salt proper minced garlic and honey rub down. It’s going in the crockpot now:)

  87. Lou

    October 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Saw this on Pinterest today so I am trying it tomorrow, currently it is marinating. I add some garlic and ginger and I also put some fizzy apple juice at the bottom with the apples. Looking forward to it tomorrow!

  88. Deanna

    October 8, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Wanted something new to do with Pork Loin and here it is! Sounds glorious. Reading so many variations. Thank you ! Will do tomorrow..

  89. Brad

    October 8, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Looks amazing! But shouldn’t you brown the pork first before putting it in the crock? Raw meat in a crockpot can be a health hazard.

    • brittneyeliseb

      October 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      It’s fine to put it in raw.

  90. Taylor

    October 8, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Could I use a roast pan in the oven for this also? I don’t own a crockpot, but I want to make this super delicious recipe! What would you guess the baking time should be if I were to use a roast pan?


    • galway girl

      January 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

      perhaps use a roaster pan with a reynolds oven bag.

  91. Leslie

    October 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I have 2 smaller pork tenderloins in that are 3 lbs total. I just checked it at 6 hrs poking with a fork and it feels tough. Does that mean it needs another hr or I already overcooked?

  92. Rachelle

    October 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    It is in the crockpot now!! I used a variety of apples as that is what I had!! Kids are already looking forward to dinner! I have some sweet potatoes to go with it and now I need to figure out some Veggies!

  93. Joe Petty

    October 11, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I made this today, loved it! OMG it was so good. Made it exactly like the recipe at the end the house smelled so good, like pot porie. I made butternut squash with maple syrup, butter, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. This was so good, I can’t wait to make it again.

  94. barbara morgan

    October 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I browned the pork in a pan before putting it in the crock pot. I layered the apples in a crock pot, covered with apple cider just enough to cover apples. After I placed the pork in the crock pot, I added the honey, apple slices, and sprinkled a cinnamon/brown sugar mixture in the sliced pork. I sprinkled everything with the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture, then drizzled it all with more apple cider. Then, I sprinkled raisins over everything. I made a small roast, only 2 lbs, and was done in 4 hours. The house smelled delicious!

  95. Wade

    October 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Headed to the store now to get the ingredients so I can have this for dinner tonight. I hope I can wait 7 hours, seeing that it looks amazing!

  96. Pamela

    October 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I made this for supper tonight and it was a big hit…what’s great taste and so moist…can’t wait to cook this again,this time I will use a bigger pork loin….

  97. mika

    October 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I tried the recipe yesterday and it was super easy and sooo delicious.I used apples I had on hand,substituted cinnamon with a little clover and garlic, plus I added cranberry/apple cider as a liquid plus a dash of salt.

  98. Libby Sroka

    October 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Its AMAZING! I didn’t change a thing!

  99. April H.

    October 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I’m worried that I put on to much cinnamon!

  100. Octavio Aceves

    October 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    So i’m not used to cooking in a slow cooker but aren’t you suppose to add some time a liquid or how else is it suppose to cook?

    • brittneyeliseb

      October 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

      You don’t have to for this recipe. You just have to trust me! :)

    • Liz

      November 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      The Apples have all the moisture you need for cooking in a crockpot. Try adding one or two extra, they make a great sauce!

  101. Kayla

    October 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Hi! I was wondering if I was to cook it on high in the slow cooker how long would it take?

    • brittneyeliseb

      October 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

      I don’t know for sure, but I would check it after a couple hours.

  102. Sue

    October 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Now I MUST get a slow cooker. What size do you recommend for a family of 4 adults?

  103. Amanda Sikora

    October 21, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Do you think a small pork shoulder would work?

    • brittneyeliseb

      October 22, 2012 at 10:42 am

      You may have to adjust cooking tines, but I don’t think you’ll have any problems!

  104. Nancy

    October 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I just made this today and my mom, who is a great cook, and always changes recipes loved it and didn’t try to change it. She even suggested I bring it for thanksgiving.

  105. Marisa.

    October 25, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I just bought a huge pork loin at Costco yesterday to cut and freeze in different portions. But I’m cutting a piece to make this tonight. Sounds delish… Thanks

  106. my101bucketlist

    October 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Oh Poop! I put both TBS of cinnamon on the bottom layer! I improvised a little as well. I added some onion wedges to the apples on the bottom and I used less honey and put a little fresh presses apple cider in. Once I realized I goofed on the cinnamon I just scooped some apples and juice from the bottom and Viola, FIXED! Thanks for the recipe, I hope it’s as yummy as its smelling right now.

  107. Kara

    October 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    We made this tonight and it was great. We added sweet onions and salt and pepper. Perfect. Thanks!

  108. Susie

    October 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Getting prepared for Hurricane Sandy! Hope this is delish! It may have to last us a few days! ……we live on the water on Long Island! This is gonna be an experience!!

  109. Liz

    October 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing.We loved it!!!!!! My picky 2 year old are tons and my one year old started eating off my plate.

  110. dmc154

    October 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    This was good & surprisingly moist. Only had Macintosh apples on hand, which worked but next time want to try different type.

  111. Rod Q

    October 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Yum. This was our dinner of choice tonight. YUM YUM YUM

  112. heather0609

    October 31, 2012 at 5:41 am

    I made this last night. It was extremely flavorful, but extremely dry, almost over-cooked. I think the whole 7 hours might be a bit much so such a lean cut of pork.

    • brittneyeliseb

      November 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Sorry, it didn’t turn out for you.

      • holly

        January 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

        if you dont have 7hrs. could you do it on a higher temp for less time?

    • Marisa Erlick

      November 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

      Yea. Mine too. 😔Was too dry.. But I made pulled pork sandwiches with the rest today and my hubby loved! 😃

  113. laura

    November 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I bought a smaller cut of the loin, but still turned out delicious! the meat started pulling apart so you know it’s tender :) and the apples got all mushy so it was delicious eating the pork with “apple puree/sauce”! my result:

  114. Tonya

    November 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Made this for dinner this evening. I do not like cooked apples, but with the meat it was sooo delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  115. Amanda Thorne

    November 5, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Making this for dinner tomorrow. I didn’t have any hney so I substituted w/ Agave Nectar and poured some apple cider in w/ it…can’t wait!!

  116. Tori

    November 7, 2012 at 9:27 am

    It looks SOO good! Question: is it cinnamon sugar or just plain ol’ cinnamon?

    • brittneyeliseb

      November 9, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      We are on a paleo diet, so no sugar for us. Plain ground cinnamon.

  117. Heather K

    November 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I made this last night and it was absolutely delicious! No complaints from me at all. I marinated it overnight in honey and cinnamon like you suggested, but also threw in some apple cider. I also used tenderloin because it was on sale. I cooked it for the full 7 hours and it came out perfect. I definitely recommend eating some apple with every bite of pork. They complement each other so well!

  118. daisymay

    November 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Could this be a freezer to crockpot meal? Could I mix it all and freeze it, then just thaw and add to crockpot do you think? Me and my hubby work odd hours quite often so just putting ready prepared stuff in in the morning is perfect for us. thanks

  119. Connie Wiel

    November 11, 2012 at 8:33 am

    This sounds great. My son will be home from college for Thanksgiving break in a few days, and I’ll definitely try it out on him. I’m concerned about Susie, who lives on the water in Long island and was preparing this to help last them through Hurricane Sandy. I hope she’s okay and would love to hear from her here.

  120. Liz

    November 13, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I’m making this tonight for the second time. I’m adding an extra apple or two because they turned out so good I wanted more. I served it with Paula Deen’s sautéed cabbage and it was a big hit, even with my picky eater!

  121. la

    November 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I made this tonight for dinner. It was outstanding, however I did make a few changes just because I had the items handy….for my wedding we gave out apple butter as the favor, needless to say we ahve a few left so I used the apple butter instead of honey and cinnamon and in addition to the apples at the bottom of the crock pot I used sweet potatoes halved lengthwise first, then the sliced apples and finally the pork. Like others I did add a bit of apple cider and when it was all done I thickened the juice and made a small gravy/glaze. It was really delish and I will definitely make this again. I loved how the apples in the pork remained more firm than the others on the bottom….great recipe!!!!! thank you

  122. Krys

    November 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Making this right now for the family! Only we have to sub pears for the apples slices due to allergies. Which should work just fine as we sub the pears in for all our apple stuff including apple sauce and apple pie.. Works great!

  123. E. C. Dabis

    November 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I am going to try this recipe and I’m sure it will be delicious. I will, however, brown the tenderloin strip on all sides before I insert the apples. Most definitely I will cook it in my crock pot.

  124. kimberly

    November 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    i wonder if you could make this with a deer roast?

    • Steve

      December 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Now you are talking and deer season just ended! Yummy!
      The g/f and I are setting it up tomorrow for her and munchkin to eat. I will not be there to taste the pork loin we are setting up :( but it does sound delish!!!!

  125. Stephanie

    November 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Making this tonight!! Followed your recipe exactly!! Very excited!!!

  126. Kim

    November 29, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I made this tonight – so delicious! I was worried that it would be dy but the juice from the apples must help, perfect, I am going to make this again for Christmas Eve, served with Wild Rice – YUM! Thanks for sharing

  127. Ashley

    December 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Could you make this with a pork tenderloin?

  128. Barb

    December 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    …I have a pork loin in the fridge and think we need to try this for Sunday dinner. We’ll be trimming the tree and decorating all afternoon and I can imagine how this will smell!! Thank you for sharing!

  129. MCJ (@_Roxie_)

    December 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Making this Pork-loin pierced and rubbed with salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves & honey. It will sit in a bath of those same seasonings with Simply Apple juice, cinnamon sticks & some apple cider vinegar overnight.

  130. Nicole

    December 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    What sides dishes did you make with this?

    • brittneyeliseb

      December 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans…just whatever.

  131. Nicole

    December 8, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I am excited to make this. What side dishes did you make with this? Im curious.

  132. Steph

    December 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Can you cook this in the oven?? I just took my pork out of the freezer tonight but I really want this tomorrow and it won’t be defrosted in the morning before I go to work..I’d do it the same way as in the crock pot but in the oven you think it would come out just as good??

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  134. Patty

    December 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I just made this for dinner! It was wonderful!! Very juicy and tender!

  135. Letta

    December 20, 2012 at 7:00 am

    try using a julienne tool to julienne the carrots and zucchini – add a small amount of olive oil to a HOT fry pan, saute the carrots (stir constantly) for a minute, then add the zucchini to the pan. Cook until softened. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately. EXCELLENT side to this!

  136. Becky

    December 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I made this last week for dinner. I overcooked it, but it was still tasty, totally my fault! Thanks for sharing. I shared your link on my blog.

  137. Synthia

    December 25, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Loved this recipe!! I made it for my office holiday potluck and again for my in-law’s holiday celebration and it was a hit with both! Made it exactly according to the directions for the office potluck, it turned out super moist and yummy. At my in-laws, we didn’t have a crockpot so we ended up smoking it for about the same time, it came out delicious!!

  138. Katie

    December 25, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Made this last weekend. I forgot the cinnamon and probably didn’t add enough honey, but it was yummy anyway. My hubby and I ate the leftovers all week! Thanks for the idea!

  139. Lisa devivo

    December 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Im not a pork lover or liker but my husband loves it very much. So i think this weekend is perfect to make it. however since there is no liquid in there I have a couple queestions for you. 1) does it make liquid? 2) can i put it in crock and leave my house for five or six hours and its safe????

  140. Amanda

    December 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Dinner tomorrow! Can’t wait!

  141. Songbirdz74

    January 7, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Trying this recipe tonight!! I have a few picky eaters so I’m a bit nervous for them, but I know I’ll love it!!
    Thanks for the recipe!!

  142. Leanne

    January 8, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I’m going to try this but substitute maple syrup for honey. Hopefully it’s not too sweet!

  143. Jamie Roszel

    January 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Reblogged this on Run Often, Mostly Easy and commented:
    Dinner tonight!

  144. Allyson

    January 13, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Your recipe is still going strong in 2013! Tried it last night and it is delicious. Pretty much followed the recipe (eyeballed the honey and cinnamon) and it turned out great! Extremely tender and oh so moist!! Thanks for sharing.

  145. Kristin

    January 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Ok so I found this on pintrest and made it on high for 3 1/2 hours and it was so dry i could blow dust off of it. Where did I go wrong? My family is banning me from pintrest because of it.

    • brittneyeliseb

      January 16, 2013 at 8:11 am

      I never cook it on high, so I can’t help you there. The slower you cook something, the more tender it is. Also, my crockpot is one of those that seals off any air from entering or escaping the lid. It has rubber around the bottom of the lid and latches on each side, so I think that could possibly make the difference, too.

  146. usmcwife2010

    January 18, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I used a little apple juice in the bottom with the apples add ginger and teryaki sauce instead of cinnamon. I think I might add some pineapple towards the end…

  147. Barbara

    January 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Trying this tomorrow!

  148. Dana Morgan

    January 19, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    could you use chicken breast instead, mariante ahead of time and just put a few apples in each breast?

  149. Sandi Templeton

    January 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    If you take a piece of foil and cover the pork loin, tucking the edges down the sides, but NOT under, it will stay moist and not dry out. I will be making this for my blog

  150. Eunice

    January 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I inaugurated my new slow cooker with this recipe today. I didn’t have trouble with it drying out. In fact, I had the opposite problem. The pork tenderloin was swimming in the juices. I suctioned out about a cup of fluids. Could that be because it was pork tenderloin versus a pork loin? I didn’t think the apples would put off that much fluid. Was hoping for a crunchy, glaze-like exterior.

  151. Erin

    January 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    This was delicious, and I don’t care for pork that much. I made a few adjustments. I browned it in my dutch oven, added some chicken broth, and put it in the oven at 450 for about an hour. It was perfect!. Thanks for the recipe.

  152. Linda

    January 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I tried it and my hubby and I loved it. Made it just the way the recipe says and was beautiful. Am ready to buy another and make it again. Thanks for this recipes, so easy and good for you…Yummy

  153. Diane

    January 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I wonder what a good side dish for this would be?

    • someonesgottapay

      January 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      How funny! I was just about to ask the exact same question. Guess I’ll just wait for a reply to yours!

  154. lily

    January 22, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Do you have a way to print this recipe easily from your blog post?

    • brittneyeliseb

      January 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      I don’t. I’m sorry. I’m not sure of how to set that up.

  155. Tina

    January 25, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Tried this yesterday and it is so YUMMY! Served with brown rice with a little lite soy sauce and it was perfect! This is a keeper recipe.

  156. Viola

    January 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I made it for my hubby & I for dinner! It was absolutely delicious. I used a couple more apple, cinn & honey. BRAVO

  157. Claudia

    January 28, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Hi there! I’m having an american dinner party next Sunday, but I’m from Italy and I don’t have a slow cooker. Do you know by chance if I can cook it also in the oven keeping a very low temperature? And if so, how many hours do you suggest?
    Thank you a lot! Wonderful recipe!

    • brittneyeliseb

      February 2, 2013 at 8:13 am

      I’ve never cooked it in the oven before. Read some of the previous comments, though. I believe someone had and put their times and temps.

  158. Terry Garrett

    January 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Making it now (for the 2nd time), needless to say it was delicious the first time. I did decrease the honey by 1Tbsp this time. Using tenderloins and a different type of apple. There is not a lack of liquids in the crockpot. It is almost boiling, this is similar to what happened the first time even though I did not add any liquids. Could I be doing something wrong?

  159. Angela

    January 29, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight! It was amazing!! The combination of apples with thr pork was heaven! Thanks for the great recipe!!


    January 30, 2013 at 4:10 am

  161. Jessie

    January 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Trying it out by putting in a roast, straight from the freezer. Think that would help it to keep from drying out a bit?

  162. Grace

    February 8, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    This was incredible! Hubby could barely slice it up to serve it, he was eating it straight off the cutting board. Wouldn’t change a thing, thank you! (From the most novice cook of all time!)

  163. Melissa

    February 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Making this right now… In the crockpot… Can’t wait til dinner!! ;)

  164. Laura Vick

    February 9, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I am making this in the morning! It is marinating now in honey and cinnamon. I can’t wait. Hopefully, It will be done when we get home from church and won’t be dry since people are coming over. My husband is the pastor, don’t want to make him look bad haha :)

  165. Lori

    February 17, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Haven’t made this yet, but am wondering what are some side dish ideas?

  166. Lisa Fredericksen Filippini

    February 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I just put this in the crock pot. I love trying out new recipes especially in the crock pot.

  167. Jessica

    February 24, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    What did you side it with?

  168. Jessica

    February 25, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Making this now, thank you!

  169. Jessica

    February 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I’m going to make this tonight! I’m going to try baking it though- because I don’t have time for the crock pot! sounds delicious!

  170. Sammie

    February 28, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I made this on Christmas Day it was a big hit! Making again tonight but have gotten a late start think it would be alright to turn it on high?

  171. Denielle

    March 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I’m trying this tomorrow night!!!! Do you think if I bake it in the oven covered it will be okay? Thoughts anyone please!

  172. Jaclyn

    March 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Just walked in from work and the house smells amazing!!! Can’t wait to cut into it!!

  173. Lady Bren

    March 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Glad I found this Saturday for Sunday’s dinner as I can marinate the pork over night!
    Will report back on results

  174. ladybren

    March 11, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Loved loved loved this
    the people who commented on this being dry must not have a real crockpot as mine alsways creates wondderful juicy and moist meals.
    Marinating the night before worked out well

  175. Krystal

    March 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Can I cook it on high? And how long? 3.5 hours or so? Got it peeped and in a little late….

  176. Rae Goldstein

    March 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Cooking it now in my oven 275 degrees for 7 hours in an enamel cookware. Fingers crossed.

  177. Carol Whitehouse

    March 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    What size crock pot?

  178. Veronica

    March 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    What would be a good side with this?

    • Jeni

      April 16, 2013 at 9:30 am

      probably a baked potato and broccoli… that’s what I will do

  179. Tammy Taylor

    March 25, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Do you have a photo of the finished product?? Sounds amazing!

  180. Karen Kersey-smith

    March 26, 2013 at 3:26 am

    we do a similar one as well with the apples popped in but use a barbeque sauce all over the top, gorgeous sticky camamelized bbq apple pork

  181. Heather

    March 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Mine has been in the slow cooker for a couple of hours now. If it tastes as good as it smells, it’s going to be delicious!

  182. Christine

    April 7, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Added Knorrs French onion soup mix, per a similar recipe on their website, and it was great.

  183. Jeni

    April 16, 2013 at 9:29 am

    trying this today for the first time… I have made modifications though… added apple juice on the bottom, used Golden Delicious apples, brown sugar instead of cinn (not a fan) and some minced garlic on top of everything…. slow cooking for 8 hours… can’t wait to see how it turns out :)

  184. Marsh

    April 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Trying this today! Cannot wait for dinner!

  185. Tiffiney

    April 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Hi I was wondering if you could just put in the oven? Instead of a crock pot. I decided to cook it with not much time to get dinner done in a crockpot

  186. Jaime

    April 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I’ve done this recipe and also have substituted chicken breast for the pork…they both turned out great!! My kids even like it!

  187. Judi McDev

    April 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    My house has smelled like a cinnamon roll all day…I cannot wait until dinner….serving with mashed sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts…hope “the jury” enjoys it!

  188. heather

    May 7, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Just made this in the oven! Four pounds of roast cut between two cake pans. (I am a college student) 350 degrees for 55 minutes. I basted 3/4 way through. It is amazing!!! I marinated it in honey and cinnamon for two days with no holes poked in it. It was super most and super flavorful!!!

  189. Leah

    May 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

    In the crockpot now. I added some minced garlic, fresh basil and white wine to the recipe. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  190. Jodie Grogan

    May 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I can’t wait to try this but am I right in thinking this is dry cooked in the crock pot no water added????

  191. Beth

    May 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

    7 hours was waaaay too long, but it didn’t need any water. Great combination of flavor, but wish I would have been home to check on it after about 4 hours.

  192. Patricia

    May 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Worked great with a smaller roast and two apples! I added sugar free apple juice maybe 1/3 cup. Thanks for the recipe!

  193. Lauren

    May 22, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I made this for dinner last night. It was delicious! I had tons of liquid in the bottom of the crockpot by the time it was done, so no problems with it being dry.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. It will certainly be made again in my house!

  194. michelle

    May 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    This was an awesome recipe I made a glaze sauce out of the juice. It taste like a apple pie and it’s so soft you can just pull it apart.thank you so much for the recipe

  195. Laura

    May 24, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Just saw this recipe! I was looking for ideas to use Celtic Honey Liqueur in cooking and I was thinking about pork. I have some apples from my Door to Door Organics box. Thanks for the ideas!

  196. ashlie

    May 27, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Just a thought But if It’s too dry try adding a mix of apple juice and water. :)
    I will be trying this myself! Thx for the recipe.

  197. Danielle

    May 27, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    The smell and the flavor of this were very good and mine stayed super moist but the meat itself just grossed me out! My husband loved it but when it was done cooking it was like 4 different colors and some of the fatty areas looked raw while the rest looked done. I knew the meat was cooked through I’m just a texture person and didn’t really enjoy the texture of the pork maybe next time I’ll try it with chicken has anyone tried that?

  198. Lisa

    June 8, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    What kind of sides do you suggest to go with this meal?

  199. Heidi

    June 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Had this for dinner tonight…it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  200. Robin G.

    June 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    If anyone is afraid the meat will be dry, add a little apple juice or cider to the pot before starting the cooking process.

  201. oldtowngal

    June 16, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    For just the 2 of us, I have 2 small boneless trimmed pork loin cutlets, that I cut into small pieces (1/4″ thick, by 2″ by 1″), and also 2 apples peeled, cored and sliced 1/4″ thick, …. stirred them all together with 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 2 TBsp honey. That’s it. They are cooking happy in the little crock on high for 3 hours. Will let ya’s know how it turns out!

  202. S. Moose

    June 19, 2013 at 5:33 am

    I made this yesterday. I think when I make it again, I will add pineapple and maybe onions. It was tender and moist and it did taste good but the meat did not take on the flavor as much as I had hoped it would. Thanks for the recipe.

  203. Rachel

    June 20, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    OMS!! Finally had a chance to make this and it was AAAAAMazing!! I didn’t read the part about the type of crockpot until after i started it, but thankfully i have the exact same one..:)

  204. Christy

    June 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Can I cook on warm for 10 hrs?

    • brittneyeliseb

      June 24, 2013 at 11:44 am

      I would think that the warm setting is just enough to keep it warm…not cook it. You could always try it, though, if you want! If you do, let us know how it is!

  205. Chrys

    August 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Marinating the pork loin now, can’t wait. I like the idea that someone had mentioned of putting tin foil around the top of the crock pot to keep the moisture in…trying that too : )

  206. Angela

    August 30, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Made this yesterday.
    I am still undecided on the taste. It smelled amazing while cooking. It looked pretty good. I do like the sweetness, makes my mouth think I am eating dessert.
    The pork does have a subtle apple-y flavor (of course, I used like seven apples, green and red)
    I might try this next time with some added garlic, for savory.

    Bottom line, husband devoured it, and I ate it with no qualms too. Added to the “keeper” list of things to make.

  207. Anna

    September 11, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I made this tonight and it was phenomenal! I never go for seconds of the meat dish, but I absolutely did. I was even tempted towards thirds. This is definitely going to be a new staple meal.

  208. Cassie

    September 18, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic! I must have the same crock pot as you because mine was so tender and it made a lot of it’s own liquid. I used it to make a gravy and it was awesome. I think my 13 year old daughter ate half of it by herself! Thanks!!!

  209. Stacy

    September 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I have this in the crock pot right now, with the addition of a dash of garlic powder, sprinkle of black pepper and a few thinly sliced yellow onion rings. Smells delicious already!

  210. Stefanie

    October 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I made this last year based on your recipe and it was so delicious. I’m going to the grocery store tonight and am going to make it again. I didn’t see it the first go-round, but I will definitely marinate the pork loin overnight with the honey and cinnamon. Good idea!

  211. melanieahill

    October 22, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I saw this recipe and thought it sounded delicious, but after finding it on several sites and reading reviews of it tending to be dry and lacking in taste, I thought I’d try a few things differently. I did brown the meat with salt and pepper in a bit of olive oil before putting it in the crock pot. I first layered in some sliced apples, onions, chopped thyme and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Then I added the seared meat, cut slits in the top and inserted a few apples. I topped it with even more apples, onions (and a few green peppers I had on hand), thyme and honey. I poured one bottle of beer into the pot and waited it out (I read another say they used apple juice)…. it was delish! My husband said it was the best crock pot meat he’s ever eaten! Thanks for the idea.

  212. Jennifer

    October 23, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I used Gala apples and added 1/2 C of apple juice. :) AMAZING!

  213. Eileen @ Phoenix Helix

    December 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol. So, thank you! I recently started a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m trying to expand resources for the AIP community. Here’s the link:

  214. Lauren

    December 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Made it and loved it!!! Making again for our Christmas dinner.

  215. Margaret

    January 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Sounds so good I want to make this for my granddaughters thanks for the easy steps to follow :)

  216. Rhonda

    February 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Making this now; smells divine. Pairing with roasted cauliflower & baked kale chips. Got my Pampered Chef corer delivered just in time to easily core the apples; had a little fun with a new gadget while prepping!

  217. Gail Jones

    February 10, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I am making this now. Didn’t have cinnamon, so I used brown sugar. Now I’m worried about it being too sweet!


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