Slow Cooker Apple Pork

Slow Cooker Apple Pork uses common ingredients and is crockpot convenient. Very easy and so delicious! This slow cooker pork recipe is perfect for everyday to holiday dinners!

A bowl of food on a plate, with Pork and Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Apple Pork

I love the ease of using the slow cooker, and I have plenty of recipes here on the blog to prove that! Other ones that I think you need to check out are: Slow Cooker Easy Lasagna, and Slow Cooker Baked Ziti!

The following Slow Cooker Apple Pork recipe is somewhat ingredient-heavy, but most are things you’ll already have on hand. I love that you can use any pork in this recipe, which means you can choose the type that is the best frugal buy.

This recipe is a delicious meal to put into the slow cooker, to have ready at dinnertime. This month has been hectic {with no signs of slowing down}, and it’s nice to have a repertoire of tasty slow cooker meals.

A plate of food, with Pork and Rice

I’d very much suggest you also try this Slow Cooker Cherry Coke BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe. It also has one amazing taste!

I recently went shopping for ingredients to make this Slow Cooker Apple Pork at our local No Frills store. It was then that I realized I didn’t need no stinkin’ frills when getting my groceries. Here’s a fair warning now, I get a little sassy in this post because plainly put, this is an eye-opener.

A plate of food with rice meat and vegetables, with Pork and Slow Cooker

I want value and low prices and I want them all the time – not just during massive sales or when I have to hop from store to store.

The fact is, I have three kids and the grocery bill can easily skyrocket depending on where I shop. Many think fancy chalkboards, signage, and food samples you get at some grocery stores are free, which is totally wrong. All those extra frills – from special packaging, to elaborate displays and in-store activations – cost money!

Does that fancy in-store display make your dinner taste better? No. Do I want to pay for that costly hardwood in-store? Heck no, I’m in and out for a few groceries, not a spa-day.

A plate of food on a table, with Apple Pork

Check out my video about my recent experience shopping at No Frills for the Slow Cooker Apple Pork recipe ingredients. It’s a showcase of the best deals I found.

Here are my my favourite Frugalista grocery shopping tips:

  • Shop on a full stomach, you’ll likely buy less items you don’t usually buy.
  • Plan your meals, snacks and school lunches for the week and buy accordingly.
  • Go armed with a list and stick to it.
  • Clean out your fridge and cupboards regularly. Use up what you bought before buying more.
  • Watch for sales discounts, use coupons and don’t forget about those handy coupon apps!
  • Buy the items you use the most in bulk. If you freeze some, make sure to note a date on the bag.
  • Just because it’s ‘on sale’ doesn’t mean you need to scoop it up, unless you will use it within a reasonable timeframe.

During my No Frills shopping trip not once did I scoff at prices. I was in and out of the store smiling – my job done – and I was able carry on with the day without a crying wallet. So doing your shopping there is really the perfect Frugalista grocery shopping tip!

A close up of a plate of food, with Pork and Apple


A plate of food with rice meat and vegetables, with Pork and Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Apple Pork

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Slow Cooker Apple Pork recipe - you'll have most ingredients on hand to make this crockpot pork, it's easy and so delicious!


  • 2 lbs Pork, cubed (use what you have on hand like chops cut off the bone)
  • 2 Apples, cored and cubed (peeled if desired)
  • 1/4 Onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Fresh Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Plum ketchup (if not available, regular ketchup will do)
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar (generous tbsp.)
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • Salt and Pepper as desired


  1. Spray the inside (or line with parchment paper) of the slow cooker bowl
  2. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Place in the slow cooker bowl
  3. Add the apples and the onions
  4. In a bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, garlic, onion powder, ketchup, apple cider vinegar. Mix well and pour into the slow cooker
  5. Cook on low for approximately 7 – 8 hours, or until the apples are soft, and the pork is tender and cooked through
  6. Approximately ½ - 1 hour or so before serving, mix together the cornstarch and water, and pour into the slow cooker. Mix around well and replace the lid. Cook the half hour or until the sauce has thickened
  7. Serve with rice and enjoy
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 7 Serving Size: 6 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 640mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 35g

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  1. This recipe looks amazing. Thanks for sharing. We have a wonderful new No Frills in our small town. Love it. Their produce is always good and great prices. I wish they had a deli counter or even a bakery counter, but I guess that’s why it’s a No Frills.

  2. I love this recipe and can’t wait to use it. I have been using my slow cooker for a short time now and I love it. The protein is so soft and delicious. Thank you for this recipe and for sharing it with us. Thank you for your shopping tips as well.

  3. This page had waaaaaay too many ads and most of the real content had nothing to do with the recipe.
    I’m looking forward to trying the recipe though.

  4. Hi. This recipe sounds delicious and I am making this for dinner this week but have a couple of questions. The ingredients say “1/4 onion, sliced”. I just want to clarify it is just a 1/4 of an onion and not one whole onion quartered. There is also 1 teaspoon of onion powder but I don’t see in the directions where it is to be added. Is that just mixed in with all the wet ingredients?

    1. Hello, Thanks for catching that. I fixed the recipe card for the onion powder. And yes, it a 1/4 of an onion, sliced. I have used a half an onion too and it was good as well.

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