What’s an allergy-mom to do when she doesn’t feel like cooking? With my son’s food allergies to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts and intolerance to gluten, we don’t have many restaurant options and don’t risk eating take-out or delivery. On days like today, when just the idea of standing in the kitchen makes me feel tired, I pull out my slow cooker.
I had some apples and a pork butt roast in my fridge. I did a little bit of recipe surfing online and made some modifications to existing recipes based on the ingredients that I had in my pantry and the spices that my kids liked, and came up with this Slow Cooker Apple Pork Roast recipe.
I started by peeling and coring the apples, then chopped them in to thin wedges. I also chopped up an onion roughly. I created a bed of apples and onion on the bottom of my slow cooker, and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Next I rubbed the pork roast with salt and pepper. You can easily replace the pork butt with pork shoulder or pork loin. Place the pork on top of the apples and onions and pour the applesauce and water over the roast, then drizzle honey on top. Add the bay leaves.
Set your slow cooker to high and leave it for 6-8 hours.
That’s it! Just 10 minutes of prep time, and the rest of your day is free. Hours later you’ll have a delicious, hearty meal. Serve the roast topped with the sauce, apples, and onions.This meal is delicious with brown rice or a side of vegetables.
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