Slow Cooker Applesauce Pork Roast

I unearthed some applesauce in the freezer not too long ago and was trying to decide what to do with it - we also had a large pork roast in the freezer so we decided to thaw that out and put them together!

The resulting roast is wonderfully tender, infused with delicious apple flavor, and the soft onions and apples are such a great accompaniment.

We served this roast alongside a big mess of roasted vegetables for a delicious meal! I feel like my crock pot has really been getting some good use over the past few months being home so much more. I have really come to appreciate and utilize my various kitchen appliances. At least once a day the Kitchen Aid mixer, Vitamix blender, food processor, instant pot, or crock pot is out and getting dirty (often more than one of them each day). I am pretty sure I spend an hour a day just cleaning in the kitchen between dishes and wiping down counters! It's been a blessing to have that extra time to prepare meals for my family, and I love that I've had time to plan out and try so many recipes that have been stashed away over the years "to try" someday!

Slow Cooker Applesauce Pork Roast

3 medium gala apples
2 large yellow or white onions
1 1/2 cups applesauce
2-3 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
4 lbs pork butt roast

  1. Cut the apples into eighths, and remove cores. Spread around the bottom of the crock pot. Trim the onions and remove outer skin, and cut into about 6-8 wedges per onion; spread over the apples.
  2. Settle the roast atop the apples and onions.
  3. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper, and spread the applesauce over the top.
  4. Cover and cook on high heat for 6-8 hours, until the meat is cooked through and it has reached your preferred texture (less time it will be cooked through but have a firmer texture, more time will yield shreddable meat).

Recipe adapted from Mantitlement

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