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Apple Maple Pork Tenderloin (slow cooker)

Apple Maple Pork Tenderloin (slow cooker)

If you don’t know if it’s fall yet, you will after making this delicious recipe using all of fall’s best flavours – rich pork, crisp apple and sweet maple. This recipe is intended to be made in a slow cooker but you can always pop it in the oven as an alternative. Cook at 325 degrees if using an oven.

Ingredients

  • 5 large potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 tart apple, cored and sliced
  • 1.5 lb Ontario pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Ontario maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tbsp thickener (cornstarch or flour)
  • 1/2 tbsp cold water

Instructions

  1. Arrange potatoes at the bottom of your slow cooker, then add carrots, followed by apple slices. Place the pork tenderloin on top.
  2. In a measuring cup, combine maple syrup, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and garlic.
  3. Pour the sauce over the contents of the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Remove meat, vegetables and apples from the slow cooker with a slotted spoon and keep them warm in a covered dish.
  6. Pour the juices from the slow cooker into a saucepan.
  7. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the juices in the saucepan.
  8. Bring to a boil continue to whisk until the gravy has thickened slightly.

Slice the pork and serve with the carrots, potatoes and apples. Pour sauce over all and serve!

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