What Megan's Making with Michigan Apples: Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Apples and Cinnamon
In case you can't tell, I absolutely love to cook and bake with apples. Did you know that Michigan is actually the nation’s third largest producer of apples? We are certainly blessed with an abundance of apple orchards and fresh apples around here! I recently went on a trip with Michigan apples and got to tour some of the local apple orchards and even a processing plant. It was incredibly interesting (and delicious), and I had a great time with some of my local blogging friends.
When we got back I was inspired to play around with some new apple recipes. By far my favorite was this slow cooker pork loin with apples and cinnamon! The pork is moist and full of flavor, and so incredibly tender. I tried to slice some of it for a picture, but as you can tell, it sort of just fell apart – which I love! The apples and cinnamon added a nice sweet component to a normally savory dish, and the whole thing was delicious, especially when served with mashed potatoes! You will love this one – enjoy!!
Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Apples and Cinnamon
3-4 pounds pork loin
1 apple, sliced
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 yellow onion, sliced
Place horizontal slits in the pork loin about an inch apart. The slits should go about 3/4 of the way through the meat. Place an apple slice in each slit and transfer pork to a slow cooker. Drizzle honey over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon. Place onions on top of pork. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, or until pork is falling apart.
*The juices in the slow cooker are delicious on top of mashed potatoes!
A Pennsylvania native, Megan lives with her husband and son in the Grand Rapids area. She blogs about cooking and baking at WhatMegansMaking.com and isn’t shy about her love for Michigan apples!