HERITAGE PORK ROAST
Why I Love This Recipe
Our family loves this.
Ingredients You'll Need
1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced 1-inch thick
3 medium onions, peeled, sliced and separated into rings
4 medium apples, peeled and sliced
2-lb. center-cut boneless pork roast, trimmed of fat
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 fresh sage leaves, snipped or 1/8 teaspoon dried
1/4 cup cold water
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Pour the apple juice into a slow cooker, then layer the sweet
potatoes, onions and apples.
In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown the pork on
all sides. Place the pork on top of the potato and apple slices.
Brush the mustard over the roast and sprinkle the roast with the
pepper and sage. Cover and cook on the low setting until the roast is
done and registers 165˜ on an instant thermometer, about 7-9 hours.
Transfer the roast to a platter and keep it warm. Using a slotted
spoon, transfer the apple-sweet potatoes mixture to a bowl and keep it
In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, combine the water, sugar and
cornstarch. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the juice in the cooker;
cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Serve the
sauce with the roast and apple-potato mixture