Pork Roast with Apples & Sweet Potatoes

25 Jul

Can such a simple dish really taste so good?


This meal tastes great and is so simple to prepare.  I’m sure that your family will enjoy it as well.  I fixed it a couple of weeks ago when a sweet friend flew to visit.  It was great to come home from the airport and find such a tasty meal waiting for us to eat.  It also takes 10-12 hours so it is perfect for days when you are away from home for a long time.  Sometimes it is hard to find recipes that can cook that long without burning.  🙂 


  • 1 pork shoulder roast (fat trimmed)
  • Salt, Pepper
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes peeled and sliced thinly  
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples peeled and cut into 8 parts
  • 1 sweet onion (or regular onion) sliced thin
  • 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter

Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray.  (I always do this!)  Layer onion slices along the bottom of slow cooker.  Next layer sweet potatoes and then apple slices.  Pour apple cider vinegar and water on top.  Place pork roast on top of sweet potatoes and apples.  Sprinkle brown sugar on top of roast.  Cut butter into small sections and place on top of roast and veggies.  Cook on low 10-12 hours.  Remove and place roast on a serving platter.  Arrange vegetables and apples all around roast.  Enjoy! 

What other ways does your family enjoy pork roast?




One Response to “Pork Roast with Apples & Sweet Potatoes”

  1. heckme August 13, 2011 at 5:00 am #

    Nick and I enjoy pork roast in the crockpot. I put about an inch of chicken stock in the bottom of the pot (or water with a couple boullion cubes). Then I make a glaze of basalmic vineagrette and honey to drizzle over the top of the roast. Low for 6-8 hrs. Don’t put anything else in the pot or it will never get done.

    Nick likes to serve the roast with his “special oven fries”. He cuts up potatoes until they are in such small pieces it resembles hash browns, spreads them out on a cookie sheet (we use my stoneware barpan), then sprinkles with parmesan cheese and garlic salt. Put in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20-30 minutes. (So he says, but I seem to remember that he checkls then a lot too. 🙂

    I add various veggies each time to round out the meal (green beans, asparagus, carrots, corn, whatever you like).

    Your way sounds delicious too! I will have to try. It sounds like a great autumn recipe! (All those seasonal fruits and veggies!)

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