Slow Cooker: Apple Cider Glazed Pork Roast

If there's a dish that tastes like fall, it's this one! Pork and apples are a great combination and in this recipe, pork is braised for hours in apple cider. Probably what I like best about this recipe is that its a perfect slow cooker recipe.

As for serving suggestions, it's pretty much a one pot dish but if you'd like to round it out further, a salad and dinner rolls would be a great choice.

Slow Cooker: Apple Cider Glazed Pork Roast
recipe adapted from ABC news


2 medium onions, halved and sliced
4 apples, cored and quartered (peeled, optional)
1 pork loin roast, 3 ½ - 4 pounds
Kosher salt and pepper
4-6 carrots, peeled and cut in 1 inch pieces, or 20 baby carrots
1 cup new potatoes or red potatoes, quartered (1 inch pieces)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped herbs such as thyme and parsley
2 cups apple cider
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon brown sugar


1. Gather ingredients.

2. Arrange onions and apples on the bottom of the slow cooker.

3. Rub pork roast with salt and pepper and place in the slow cooker on top of the onions and apples.

4. Place carrots and potatoes around roast. Sprinkle the roast with garlic and herbs.

5. Combine the cider, vinegar, ginger and brown sugar and pour alongside the roast. 

6. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.


  1. What would you think about using cinnamon in place of the other spices, would it work? I love cinnamon chicken but have never tried it with pork.

  2. OTA Mom - I don't think I've ever tried it with pork but if you do, please report back with the results!