Slow Cooker - Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 353.6
  • Total Fat: 16.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 136.1 mg
  • Sodium: 162.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 41.1 g

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Great to throw on before work and the house smells great when you come home. Great to throw on before work and the house smells great when you come home.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 pork tenderloin, about 2 lbs (<1kg)
    1.5 cups unsweetened apple sauce
    1/4 cup butter, melted
    2 tsp minced garlic
    2 tsp worcestershire sauce
    1 tbsp ground ginger
    1 tsp black pepper


Place the thawed tenderloin in the slow cooker.

Mix other ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup.

Pour over tenderloin, rolling meat to ensure all sides are coated.

Turn slow cooker on high for 6 hours or med for 8 hours.

Serve with sauce on the side as a gravy. (Sauce included in nutritional calculations).

A great lean protein dinner with little effort and cleanup.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TASHTEGO.


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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! My husband and I both enjoyed this! We made it the first time with lean ground pork made into a log shape and then the second time with the loin and left out all of the butter. It was really good both times and I didn't miss anything by leaving the butter out! Will make again! - 3/27/09

    Reply from TASHTEGO (3/28/09)
    Good idea about the butter - I've cut it back too!

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. 6 hours on high was perhaps too much...meat was falling apart. This is a good thing, but makes it impossible to slice he pork. I used less ginger and no butter. Towards the end I thought it was missing something and added orange juice. Next time I'll add it at the start. - 9/23/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I did change a few things around from reading the other comments. I didn't add butter, and used less ginger. My applesauce was homemade with some honey in it and I used a little more than called for. It was falling apart tender when it was done and very good. - 6/8/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i was wondering if i could use apple butter (jarred premade) in place of all the butter, and maybe a 1/2 tbsp ginger? - 10/4/09

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  • Dry and void of flavor - 1/30/14

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  • Can I do this with turkey? - 11/10/12

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  • im making it right now, lets see!!! - 11/1/11

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  • Seems easy to make and sounds delicious - 9/5/11

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  • Hubby made this tonight. We didn't have ginger but the flavors are so good that it wasn't missed!! - 8/23/11

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  • This was sensational. I loved the flavor and it was a knock out with the kiddos. It was in teh crockpot for about eight hours but it was melt in your mouth. All four kids and husband throughly enjoyed. MMM MMM Good - 11/14/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didnt like it ......the flavors didnt mesh well.I'll never make it again - 11/3/10

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  • This was amazing! I used my own homemade applesauce instead of store. Pork was moist and fell apart---a huge family hit!!! - 10/12/10

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  • I'm making it right now, sounds really good! - 6/6/10

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  • I reduced the amount of ginger in this because I was afraid it might be too much. It was a still little overpowering as far as ginger taste goes, but it was super moist and very flavorful. I will definitely make it again. I added yams to the crockpot and my husband raved about them. - 7/23/09

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  • Very tasty - I enjoyed the slightly sweet taste and the meat came out very tender. - 4/21/09

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  • My family liked it... But I think it should be called ginger pork... No taste of the apple butter after product was complete... Very good, and I will make it again. - 2/26/09

    Reply from TASHTEGO (3/28/09)
    Good thought - I think you could also reduce ginger so it doesn't overpower the apple-butter :)

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