Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Now knowing my crock pot the way I do I knew if I put in the apples at the beginning I'd get mush...so I held off a couple of hours before I added in the carrots and apples. This crock pot tends to cook my food REALLY fast even on low and the other one just got recalled, so I worked with what I had.
Maple Apple Pork Roast-shared from Finding Joy in My Kitchen
2-4 lb pork roast
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 lb bag baby carrots
3-4 apples, sliced
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
Place roast in crock pot. Mix together juice and syrup, pour over roast. Combine together spices and sprinkle over roast. Set on low for 6 hours.
*Snowhite originally put in the carrots first and then the apples, topped with the pork. I put in the pork, waited about 2-3 hours then pulled the roast out, put in the carrots and apples and put the pork back on top for the remainder of the time.
**This smelled very good while it cooked! The meat was juicy and tender and pretty flavorful. Next time I will rotate the meat half way through as the bottom half you could really taste the apple/syrup, but the top half not so much ,but it got lots of flavor from the seasoning. The apples like I suspected, turned to mush...ick. But the carrots were perfectly cooked for us, and very sweet and tasty from the juice mix. The apples could have gone to mush b/c of the kind I used, but it was all still tasty! Q loved the carrots!