In my search, I found two recipes that looked interesting to me - this Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Pork Loin, and this Crockpot Honey Pork and Apples. They both looked delicious, so I decided to make my own hybrid of the two!
Crockpot Brown Sugar Pork and Apples!
Pork Loin (not tenderloin)
Apples (I had 1 McIntosh and 2 others)
First, I sliced the two smaller apples (I'm not sure what kind they are - maybe Gala?) and the onion, and scattered them in the Crockpot.
Then, I rubbed a cut clove of garlic all over the pork loin before cutting slits into the pork and forgetting to take a picture of it. Then, I sliced the remaining apple and put a couple slices into each slit in the pork.
Next, I stirred together the balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard. What a pretty concoction!
I placed the pork loin on top of the apples and onions in the Crockpot and brushed it with the vinegar/mustard mixture.
Last, I rubbed it all over with the brown sugar, then turned the Crockpot on low.
And now...we wait. For 6 to 8 hours. I hate to wait!
And then, 6 to 8 hours later...we don't take a picture of the final product because we are at work and forget to ask the family to take one.
But the verdict? A bit dry, so maybe a shorter cooking time is in order. But still delicious! Definitely a do-over, with that minor change!