I have been on a mini mission trying to re-create old recipes of mine that are not picture worthy. Funny when I look back to blogging two years ago the photography was horrible! My photos are so much better now, but still have a ton of room for improvement. Baby steps as I always say. One day when I get the camera I really want for food photos, I can only hope that the photos will be even better. So to start off my mini mission, I re-created one of my favorite Fall dishes Apples and Pork Loin in the Crockpot.
This recipe is so easy and can be whipped together just before heading out the door to go to work. The pork is fork tender and so juicy. The apple cider flavor gives it a nice sweetness, while the rosemary and thyme give it a nice savory flavor. The apples are tender, almost applesauce consistency and the onions that have been cooking in the juices of the pork and apples give it the most wonderful flavor. There is enough juice left in the Crockpot to even make some nice gravy. Unfortunately I didn’t do that because I didn’t have any potatoes.
For the main flavor of the recipe I used Trader Joe’s Spiced Apple Cider. I was just tickled pink when I saw it in the store a couple of weeks ago. You know Fall is here when they have it in stock. It’s one of mine and my families favorite Fall drinks. I love to heat it up, add a cinnamon stick and enjoy it on a chilly Fall evening.
- Serves: 4 servings
- Serving size: 4 oz pork and about ⅓ cup of apples and onions
- 1 lbs. Pork Loins, boneless
- 2 cups apple cider
- 4 small apples, cored, roughly chopped
- 1 cup onion, sliced
- 1 tbsp. rosemary, fresh or dried
- ½ tbsp thyme, fresh or dried
- salt and pepper to taste
- Spray a crockpot with cooking spray and add the onions. Add the pork and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top the pork with the apples and add the apple cider and herbs.
- Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 – 6 hours. I personally found that 8 hours on low is the best!
Ahhh it felt great to re-create this recipe. You can look at the not so pretty pictures here. These pictures look so much better!! Not only did I re-make, re-take pictures of this recipe, but it also tastes amazing. This is one of my go to Fall recipes and it’s one of my Husbands favorites. If you happen to have left over pork, it makes for a great sandwich the next day, just add some fresh apple slices, maybe some cranberry butter, cheese and panini it. I have done that with this recipe and oh my gosh it is so good!!!
Well my friends, I am off to do some grocery shopping.