November 1, 2020

Recipe: Lighter Slow Cooker Apple Pork

Simple, delicious, slow cook meal

pork chops with apples and onions

Try this twist on traditional pork chops and apples. It’s leaner with pork loin and you can use a slow cooker to minimize hands-on prep. A great recipe for when you’re home all day and looking for something warming — or even for the holidays.


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Non-stick cooking spray
4 (four ounces each) pork loin slices
2 apples, cored and sliced
1 cup chopped onions (fresh or frozen)
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 cups water
4 (8 ounces each) yams


  1. Spray the inside of the crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Place pork in the bottom. Place apple slices on top of the pork. Sprinkle on the onions, brown sugar and spice. Pour in the water.
  2. Rinse the yams. Pierce each yam with a knife. Place directly on top of the food in the crockpot. Cover. Cook on low for at least 6 hours.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings

Calories 330
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 85mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
Fiber 7g
Sugars 25g
Protein 33g


Recipe courtesy of Digestive Disease Health Team Dietitians

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