Autumn Apple Pork Recipe

Did you know that the average American eats about 120 apples each year? There are about 2,500 different varieties grown in the United States. Kentucky is one of the thirty-six states that grows apples commercially. Washington is the top apple-producing state.

Apples are in season in Kentucky from July until early December. Take advantage of this delicious, in-season produce by making Autumn Apple Pork.

autumn apple pork recipe

Autumn Apple Pork

Makes 8 servings
Serving size: 4 ounces
Cost per recipe: $8.97
Cost per serving: $1.12

Autumn Apple Pork Ingredients

  • 2 pound pork loin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon sage
  • 3 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Autumn Apple Pork Directions

  1. Season pork on both sides with garlic powder, salt, and sage. Wrap pork tightly in foil and place in the slow cooker.
  2. Slice apples. Place apples, cranberries, and butter on a large piece of foil. Drizzle with honey. Wrap up foil to create a packet. Place in crockpot with pork.
  3. Cook 4 hours on high.
  4. Optional step: brown the top of the pork loin by placing it in the oven at 425 degrees F for five to seven minutes.

Nutrition facts per serving:
220 calories; 5g total fat; 2.5g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 65mg cholesterol; 410mg sodium; 21g carbohydrate; 2g fiber; 11g sugar; 2g added sugar; 23g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 8% Daily Value of calcium; 6% Daily Value of iron; 15% Daily Value of potassium.

Autumn Apple Pork Recipe Demonstration

Source: Brooke Jenkins-Howard, Nutrition Education Program Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

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