Recipe By Helen Dubo
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 10m Cook 6h Additional - Ready In 6h 10m
Servings 6 servings Calories 322.2

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) boneless pork loin roast
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup apple butter
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 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.
  2. 2 Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 322.2
  • Carbohydrate 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol 91.2 mg
  • Fat 15.5 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 31.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.8 g
  • Sodium 348.3 mg
  • Sugar 9.4 g


  1. 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.
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. What a wonderful dish. I even made baked cinnamon apples to serve with the pork loin. The whole family loved it.
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. Pork was very tender but it did not have much flavor. Too bland.
  6. Browned the pork loin first and it came out delicious. My family loved it.
  7. 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 - Read more ...
  8. 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 - Read more ...
  9. 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.

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