Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Loin served with cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes. This slow cooker pork is the BEST easy dinner.

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Loin | Tastes Better From Scratch

*I originally posted this recipe in 2013, but I’ve since updated it to make it even better! Instead of slicing into the meat to add the apples and cinnamon, I leave the porkloin whole (it’s more tender and juicy this way) and add the sliced onions and apples all around it.

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Loin | Tastes Better From Scratch

This meal is a trifecta of fall comfort food and it’s absolutely amazing! Possibly my favorite fall meal, ever. The apple cinnamon pork loin takes about 5 minutes to prepare in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Loin | Tastes Better From Scratch

Finally, I serve it over pureed sweet potatoes, and top it with fresh cranberry sauce. It’s AMAZING! All of my favorite flavors combined in an easy and delicious dinner.

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Recipe

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Loin | Tastes Better From Scratch
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs
Total 4 hrs 5 mins
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Ingredients
  

For the Apple Cinnamon Pork Loin:

  • 3 pounds pork loin
  • 1 large apple , sliced
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium onion , sliced

For the Sweet Potato Puree:

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk

For the Cranberry Sauce:

  • 12 ounce package fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • Grease the bottom of your slow-cooker with cooking spray. Place the pork loin in the slow cooker and add the apples and onion around it. 
  • Drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon on top of the pork loin. 
  • Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or until pork is tender. 
  • About 20 minutes before the pork is done, make the sweet potato puree and the cranberry sauce.
  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 2 inch chunks. 
  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan filled with water and bring water to a boil. Cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain. Mash potatoes and add butter, milk, and a little salt and pepper. Use electric mixers to blend until smooth. Season with additional salt and pepper, if necessary.

For the Cranberry Sauce:

  • In a saucepan bring water, juice, and sugar to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. 
  • Add cranberries and return to boil. 
  • Reduce heat, simmer for 10-12 minutes or until cranberries burst, stirring occasionally. 
  • Remove from heat and cool at room temperature. (Sauce will thicken as it cools). 
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Place a large spoonful of sweet potato puree on each plate. 
  • Place a few pieces of cooked pork, apples and onions on top. Serve with Cranberry sauce on top, or on the side. 

Nutrition

Calories: 689kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 53gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 252mgPotassium: 1299mgFiber: 7gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 12680IUVitamin C: 17.8mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 2.2mg

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  1. 2 stars
    For some reason the meat tasted quite dry. Even though there seem to be plenty juices in the slow cooker. I did mine on slow for 4hours.

  2. I would make the cranberry sauce sooner than 20 minutes before the pork is done because it needs time to cool and be refrigerated. I made it after I assembled the pork and started the crock pot. I’m making the recipe now. It smells delicious! I was wondering though, the 2 TBSP of cinnamon seemed like a lot to me! We’ll see!

    1. Hi Coco,
      Yes, it could work in the oven. I would brown it first in a pot/pan and depending on the size of the roast, cook it at 250 for 6-8 hours! Best of luck!