Thoughtless Thursday: Apple Dijon Pork Roast

Given that I think fruit and mustard go so well with pork, I really wanted to try a mixture with apples (I had 4 that I needed to do something with).  I waffled a bit on whether to use chipotle peppers (as I had the other half of that can I used for the chipotle chicken soup), but ultimately I thought I’d go with the safer and more subtle route and use the dijon mustard.  The flavor of this dish came out far more subtle than I expected, but it had a really lovely finish.


  • boneless pork shoulder roast (mine was 3.5 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 4 apples, peeled and cored (I used Golden Delicious)


  1. Layer your apple slices over the bottom of the crock.
  2. Add the roast.
  3. Mix your applesauce and dijon mustard.
  4. Pour the apple/dijon mixture over the pork.
  5. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low from 8-10 (I’m not entirely certain how long mine cooked as I have a lovely temperature probe on my programmable crock pot.

Cook’s Note: My husband thinks we should add a touch of cinnamon in the sauce.  We’ll try that next time. If you give it a shot, let me know how it turns out!

Printable version.

Apple Dijon Pork Roast on Foodista

5 thoughts on “Thoughtless Thursday: Apple Dijon Pork Roast

  1. This is a perfect fall dish. I must confess, I have not mixed sweet and savory with my dinner dishes. It makes me a lil nervous..BUT this looks terrific

    • Kait Nolan

      I think it really depends on WHAT you’re mixing, but I always have good luck with fruit and some thing savory like mustard on pork or chicken.

  2. tastyeatsathome

    This sounds delicious.

  3. Sounds good. Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

  4. Can’t wait to try it, especially when I get my homemade applesauce made next week.

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