Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Apples

Makes 8 servings


  • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2 large Gala apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 (3-lb.) boneless Boston butt pork roast, skin and excess fat removed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  1. Stir together brown sugar, vinegar, ginger, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Add apples, onion and cranberries, stirring to coat. Season roast with salt and pepper, and place on top of apple mixture in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or until meat is tender.


*Recipe prepared by registered dietitians from St. Vincent’s Health System.


Nutrition [Per Serving]:

370 calories; 19 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 27 g protein;

23 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 210 mg sodium