Putting your Slow Cooker to use during the week is one of the best ways to get dinner on the table fast. Each and every time I use my Slow Cooker, I’m reminded just how easy it is to prepare dinner, especially during a busy weeknight.

This Slow Cooker Pork Roast with the addition of Apples and Onions brings together flavors of Fall.

Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

The original recipe is from one of your favorite blogs (and ours too), Pioneer Woman. We changed it a bit and adapted the recipe for the Slow Cooker.

Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

After browning the Pork Roast on all sides, into the Slow Cooker it went along with Apple Cider, Apples, Onions, Beef Stock and a Bay Leaf. Then simmered on low for about 6 hours and the roast simply fell apart.

I used a Boneless Pork Shoulder Picnic Roast from Walmart. Surprisingly enough, pork is very budget friendly right now, it’s less than most beef including ground beef and right around the same price as chicken. I paid $2.38 per pound, prices may vary at your local Walmart.

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Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

We have pulled together 4 more Easy Weeknight Meals for you that can be prepared ahead, made in the Slow Cooker or on the table in 30 minutes or less.

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Add the Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples to these 4 meals and you have an Easy Weeknight Menu Plan!

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Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples

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Use your Slow Cooker to serve a delicious and easy weeknight meal to your family. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes


  • Pork Roast – we used Boneless Shoulder Roast
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 4 cups Apple Cider or juice
  • 1 cup Beef Stock
  • 3 large apples, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and brown roast
  2. Remove roast and saute onions
  3. In the slow cooker, add apple cider, apples, beef stock and bay leaf
  4. Place roast into slow cooker and add onions
  5. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 hours
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours

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  1. Crochet with Linda Dawn Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing this, I love pork and I love apples so this recipe is going to be tried by me, it sounds delicious 🙂

  2. Thank you, sounds like it will be great and easy. Im going to try this for tonight. I just noticed the “prep time” & “total time” are both 10 minutes. You may want to adjust that “total” for any newbies to crockpot cooking, lest they be confused and disappointed. I’ll return with my results. Thanks again, Brandy in Las Vegas.

  3. What is the approximate weight of the roast? I have a 5lb roast so I am wondering if I need to adjust other amounts!

    • Hi there, I would say 8-10 on low for a 5 lb roast.
      Happy Cooking!

      • Hi Liz,
        Thanks for the suggestion. What is the weight of the one in the original recipe? Knowing that would help me adjust all the other ingredients accordingly too. Thanks!

  4. Rosemary E Nitzschke Reply

    I’m going to make this today. But I’m using a pork loin. I’ll try to let you know how it turned out.

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