Friday, January 24, 2014

Pork Roast in the Crockpot with Apple Almond Butter Sauce

Oh man.  This is easily in my top ten favorite main dishes that I've made.  It is absolutely delicious.  An added bonus is that it is really easy, too.  The sauce is to die for, but the roast by itself is out of this world.  I used to say that pork was my least favorite meat.  Not any more.  This is moist, succulent and out of this world delicious.  If you haven't tried any of my other recipes, try this one.   You'll be so glad.

Roast Pork
1 pork tenderloin roast ( they sell them in packages of three at Costco)
Olive oil, salt, and pepper
2-3 cups chicken stock

Spray your crock pot and drizzle some olive oil in the bottom.  Put the pork roast in.  Drizzle it generously with olive oil and then salt and pepper it generously.  Pour the chicken stock around it (not on top or it will wash away the salt and pepper.)  Put the lid on and cook on high for about 4-5 hours.

Apple Almond Butter Sauce for Pork
This recipe comes from Andelin's Gable House cook book.  Andelin's Gable House was a wonderful restaurant in St. George, Utah.  It was THE place to go for fine dining as they had a five-course meal.  One of their best entrees was the pork with this sauce.  I don't know how they cooked the pork (above is my own recipe), but this is a slightly altered version of their delicious sauce.  President Thomas S. Monson from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints loved this dish and he and his wife usually ordered it when he went to the Gable House.

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds, toasted
1 granny smith apple, not peeled, but sliced very thin
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar together.  When melted and the sugar is dissolved, add the toasted almonds, apple and salt.  Simmer for about 8 minutes on low heat.  Serve over the pork.


Joan Morris said...

YUM. Looks so good.

Pal & Hatty said...

This looks and sounds wonderful! That sauce has to be yummy!

Michelle said...

I'm making this tonight. It looks delicious!