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Gluten Free Dairy Free Honey Apple Pork Loin

One of my favorite flavors of fall is apple.  When you pair apples with honey and pork it creates a savory ensemble!  Toss these guys in the slow cooker and you achieve two results–a wonderful and filling dinner as well as a delicious smelling kitchen!  This is a wonderful meal to get started before you head out to a game or the pumpkin patch and it will warm you up when you return for dinner.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Honey Apple Pork Loin

Author/Source:  adapted from Crossfit Paleo

mindy @ Onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds pork loin
  • 3 cups red delicious apples, sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:

Cut slits into the pork loin, taking care not to cut all the way through.   Pour honey into slits and then put one apple slice into each slit.   Place into slow cooker and cover with remaining apples and cinnamon.  Cook on low for 6-7 hours, taking care to not remove the lid before that time. If your lid doesn’t completely seal out moisture, cover slow cooker with foil before affixing lid, otherwise this will result in dry meat.

Freezing Directions:

Cut slits into the pork loin, taking care not to cut all the way through.  Pour honey into slits and then put one apple slice into each slit.  Divide pork loin into indicated number of freezer bags, cover with remaining apples, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Remove as much air as possible, then label & seal.  TO SERVE:  Thaw.  Cook on low for 6-7 hours, taking care to not remove the lid before that time. If your lid doesn’t completely seal out moisture, cover slow cooker with foil before affixing lid, otherwise this will result in dry meat.

Servings:  8


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

18 Responses to “Gluten Free Dairy Free Honey Apple Pork Loin”

  1. Tanya Arentsen says:

    The freezer recipe says to add nutmeg, but the original and the ingredients don’t…how much nutmeg?

  2. st3phsm0m says:

    Yummmy! This sounds fabulous & I mostly have all the I ings. However, I only have boneless pork chops instead of the loin. I’m guessing that would still work, except maybe a shorter cooking time? I’m planning to use my 2 qt crock pot to adjust some for the smaller pieces of meat and I’ll only be cooking for 3. Think that will work?

    • Katie says:

      Yes, that would definitely work. Let us know how it turns out!

      • st3phsm0m says:

        We just finished eating them for dinner tonight and they turned out wonderful. The only real difference I could see is a shorter cooking time. Probably 4-6 hours on low instead of 6-7. I would really recommend this recipe to anyone, whether you have the exact ings or not :)

  3. Molly says:

    I wanted to love this recipe but it just isn’t our style. I absolutely hated the apples. By the time they came out they were limp and just blah. Apparently I don’t like my tenderloin sweet.

  4. Betty says:

    I notice on some recipes ingredients are combined and frozen to be cooked later. I thought idea was cook and freeze?

    • Kelly says:

      Hi Betty! Not all recipes are cook and freeze. This is what we like to call an “easy assembly” or throw and go. You can quickly put it together to freeze for another day. Then it’s also an easy crockpot recipe that you can throw in and go about your day. You most certainly can cook the recipe and then portion and freeze it so you can simply reheat later.

  5. Dayna says:

    Do you need to add water to crock pot when cooking this?

  6. Kristie says:

    Wondering if this is just “one” meal or a few. The directions say to divide into as many freezer bags as indicated? Am I missing something? I don’t see how many freezer bags I’ll need. I’m hoping just one as I’m preparing to feed 5 or 6. Thanks!

  7. Heather says:

    Just wanted to say this looks so good! And for anyone who was curious, it looks like 8 WW Points Plus based on my calculations (with the roast cut into 8 serving).

  8. Melinda says:

    No offense but it was not good . The taste was just too different for me .

  9. Michelle says:

    This recipe sounds delicious! Even though I’m not a big pork eater, I firmly believe everything has its place (pepperoni, anyone?). I’m personally not a lover of red delicious apples; I hate its tough skin. I would probably substitute gala or fuji. I’ll let you know how it turns out!!

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