Pork Roast with Applesauce

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Hello and happy Monday! It’s time for Main Dish Monday again! And today I’m talking about pork, crock-pot pork roast with applesauce to be exact! This is a great recipe to ‘piggy back’ on my applesauce recipe too (did you catch that, pork and piggyback?! Haha, so funny!).

Crock-pot herb rubbed pork roast with homemade applesauce! It's a hearty one-pot dinner!

This is a great weeknight meal because it requires only a few ingredients and very little attention (love, love, love it!). It also happens to be one of my favorites because it can be used for a pork sirloin tip roast or pork tenderloin and either way, it’s knock your socks off good!

Crock-pot herb rubbed pork roast with homemade applesauce! It's a hearty one-pot dinner!

Like most crockpot recipes, this is super simple to prepare. You place the roast on top of a chopped onion in the crockpot, cover with the rub, add the chicken stock and balsamic vinegar, cover with applesauce and let it do its thing!

After about 6 hours, you end up with an incredibly moist and tender pork roast (or tenderloin) that’s perfectly complimented by the sweet, slightly tangy applesauce. I usually serve this with roasted red potatoes and a vegetable of choice, but it’s very versatile! It’s a family friendly, very hearty meal.

Pork Roast with Applesauce

By: Kristine Underwood
An easy Crock-Pot pork roast recipe topped with fresh applesauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 387 kcal


  • 1 pork sirloin tip roast
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar

for the rub

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic


  • In a small bowl, mix spices for the rub.
  • Chop onion and place in the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Place the roast on top of the onion and cover with rub.
  • Mix chicken broth and balsamic vinegar and pour in the bottom of the crockpot.
  • Cover roast and rub with applesauce.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.


Serving: 1 servingCalories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 43gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 19283mgPotassium: 826mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 21IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 167mgIron: 2mg
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