Crockpot Apple Pork Tenderloin

Crockpot Apple Pork Tenderloin

Ok so the pics not that good, I’m promising you it tastes much better than it looks!!! One thing I find nerve racking is with a lot of Paleo food, it just won’t photograph right on alot of the meat recipes. Of course it probably doesn’t help that I completely suck at getting food out of a crockpot in a pretty fashion, it’s more of stick two utensils in there, try to grab hold of something and hope for the best. And that kind of gambling gets you a pork tenderloin that looks more like pulled pork.

So to help with the eye sore that is the “pulled pork tenderloin” I’ll throw in a pretty picture of one of our mornings after one of the winter storms that have gone through the Shenandoah Valley.

Icy Morning

Do you’re eyes feel a bit better now? Good, now on with the tenderloin recipe.

Honey is optional in this recipe, I know some don’t like the added sugar in their food and trust me I had it without and it taste just fine, the natural flavors of the apples and pork really come out. Also if you use a sweeter apple like say a golden delicious instead of Gala apples I would recommend either cutting the amount of honey or doing without so you don’t drown it in sweetness.

And below are some pictures of the steps along the way of getting this pork tenderloin together.

Apple Layer Pork Tenderloin

Slit Pork Tenderloin
Crockpot Pork Tenderloin Prep

Pork Tenderloin in Crockpot

Ok so there’s the direction reference pictures, because only I know what’s going on in my head when I’m typing away directions, and sometimes I don’t always make the best clear sense. I hate when I’m trying to follow a recipe and and all “how do you want me to do that????!!!!” So if you have that floating around in your head, waaalaa up above that’s how.  And I’ve tried a collage of the final product:

Apple Pork Collage

Yeah still looks like a pulled pork, well we just won’t call my crockpot food removal at expert level.

Crockpot Apple Pork Tenderloin
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Recipe type: Paleo Main Dish
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Ingredients
  • 4 Organic Gala Apples
  • 1½lb – 2lb Pork Tenderloin
  • Nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Honey (optional)
Instructions
  1. Core and slice your apples
  2. Add a layer of apples in the bottom of the crockpot and sprinkle with nutmeg
  3. Place slits in your pork tenderloin, and cut tenderloin in half if you need to so it can lay nice and neat in the crockpot.
  4. Take one apple slice and place in each slit in the tenderloin
  5. Place tenderloin with apple slices in place into the crockpot ontop of your layer of apples and sprinkle top with Nutmeg
  6. Place remaining apple slices on top of the pork tenderloin and sprinkle once more with Nutmeg.
  7. Place crockpot on low, go to work and come home to dinner all ready.

 


19 Thoughts on “Crockpot Apple Pork Tenderloin

  1. Jasmine on May 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm said:

    So would you recommend to cook on low for 8-9 hours?

  2. No liquid needed in the bottom??

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  4. MrBLinstrot on October 9, 2013 at 5:22 pm said:

    Is there a conversion to cook this in an oven?

  5. Melissa Stiff on October 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

    If I should use the optional honey, do I spread it on the tenderloin?

  6. I just made this and no it does not photograph pretty but it sure does taste great! My 3.5 pounds of tenderloin was done in about 6.5 hours.

  7. yummmmmmmmmm + easy!

  8. Will this recipe work with a pork loin roast?

  9. That’s my question exactly. I think that’s what it is – a roast. Well, we shall see… I’m going for it!

  10. Prepped in the crockpot & in the fridge. My husband or I will turn it on before leaving for work & I’ll be back to let everyone know how we liked it. Sounds delicious & can’t wait to try it

  11. I’m new to cooking, so I’m not sure what side dishes would compliment the flavors in this recipe. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. :)

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  13. Brandon on April 15, 2014 at 7:24 pm said:

    Dried out

  14. I dont know what I did wrong…but this turned out terrible :(

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