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Slow Cooker Apple Cherry Pork Loin



Who doesn’t love just throwing a few ingredients together and let the slow cooker take care of the rest? This is a simple pork recipe that can be assembled and frozen to place in the slow cooker at a later date. Or, just throw the ingredients in today and have a quick, easy dinner. This is the time of year when fresh cherries start to become available and a great way to add the sweet, tart flavor. Dried cherries could be easily substituted as well.

Slow Cooker Apple Cherry Pork Loin


Abbi @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup apples, diced
  • 0.75 cup apple juice
  • 0.5 cup water
  • 0.5 cup onion, diced
  • 0.5 cup celery, diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


To serve immediately, place pork in slow cooker.  Add remaining ingredients and cook on high for 4 hours or until pork is cooked through.

Freezing Directions:

Mix all ingredients in gallon size freezer bags.  To serve, thaw.  Cook in slow cooker on high for 4 hours or until pork is cooked through.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Information:  Serving Size = 6 ounces. Calories – 261 , Total Fat – 5.4 g, Total Carbohydrates – 10.8 g, Protein – 40.1 g.  Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g    WW Plus Points: 6

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

30 Responses to “Slow Cooker Apple Cherry Pork Loin”

  1. Susan says:

    Are these sweet cherries or tart cherries?

  2. lanette says:

    Hi just wondering what I could used instead of cherries, or if it would be okay just to omit them? I have no cherries and its to late to run to the store now :(.

    • abbi says:

      You could certainly just omit the cherries. Dried cherries work fine in it as well, so a similar dried fruit, such as dried cranberries would also work.

    • Rebecca C says:

      I think you could also use pineapple, peaches, apricots, or orange marmalade, or cranberry sauce. I used to mix cranberry sauce and onion soup mix and it was pretty good.

    • Rebecca C says:

      also, I have a few jars of pickled cherries, which is basically cherries in vinegar with peppercorns and bay leaf, water bath processed. I will just dump in the jar and some of the liquid. (first i’ll remove the pits). that’s what we’ll be having for supper tonight.

  3. Brandy Arena says:

    Is there an alternative to apple juice?

  4. Ashley says:

    Instead of cooking on high for 4 hours, would I be able to cook it on low instead so that it can cook while I’m at work? How long should I cook it on low? Will it alter the pork much, do you think?

    Thanks :)

  5. Stacy says:

    Was this recipe part of any particular meal plan?

  6. Lisa says:

    Just made it (didn’t freeze, but will for another time) it is amazing! And calories vs size is great. I got.out the food scale amd was shocked at how much 6 oz is. Had with a cup of egg noodles and a cup of fresh broccoli for under 500 calories.

  7. Rachel says:

    I made this without the cherries and it didn’t have much flavor. Do you have any suggestions for another fruit that would pair well with the apples? Do you have any other suggestions as far as spices to give it more flavor? Thanks!

  8. Melissa says:

    Could I use frozen cherries in place of the fresh? I’m going to use fresh the first time, but thinking about later when cherries are in season. Thanks!!

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  10. Amanda says:

    Any suggestions on cooking this in the oven vs crockpot? The friend I am giving it to doesn’t have a crockpot big enough.

    • Tricia says:

      I recently did this dish in the oven myself but I can’t remember exactly how long I roasted it. I think 30-45 minutes at 350. I did check to make sure that it was at least to temperature before serving and it was thawed. It was DELICIOUS that way and I even want to say I enjoyed it more than I do the slow cooker version as it didn’t dry out as I sometimes accidentally do meat in my slow cooker.

  11. Ashley Ramsey says:

    My husband and I LOVE this recipe. It is absolutely one of the best I have tried from this website. When I first spotted this I was hesitant because I hate using pork. The first time we sat down to this meal my husband just raved the entire dinner. I’m actually making it again to take with us when we go see some friends. :)

  12. Wifey says:

    Just served this one up and I must have done something wrong. It was very dry and flavorless :( any ideas?

  13. Danielle says:

    Could chicken breasts be used in place of the pork?

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