Slow Cooker Pork Leg in Apple Juice

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This slow cooker pork leg is cooked in apple juice, making it beautifully sweet with a yummy sauce.

Slow Cooker Pork Leg in Apple Juice with Sauce and Veg - from busylizziecooks.com

slow cooker pork leg in apple juice

Do you have a roast on a Sunday? Or even some Sundays? At least for a stretch, we had roast chicken every Sunday when I was growing up. It was a lovely tradition, and the smell of the house was just amazing. My Granny made a legendary roast – I was always squashed in between the table and the wall, the table before me covered with food.

My life now is quite different, and we struggle to squeeze enough into weekends, with days out, laundry, shopping, church, the list is endless. Our weekends aren’t manic and stressful – but the idea of taking half a day to prepare a meal is unimaginable.

Slow Cooker Pork Leg cooked in Apple Juice - from busylizziecooks.com

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Sometimes the lure of the roast is hard to resist though. This weekend we treated ourselves to a prime cut – pork leg no less – and in keeping with our busy weekends, cooked it in the slow cooker. This slow cooker pork leg is not a mushy casserole or stew, but a beautifully tender, sweet joint that practically makes its own apple sauce.

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This dish cooks in the slow cooker, then you can thicken the juices and finish off the joint in the oven – and for just a few minutes’ work you ┬áhave a smart dish you can serve at a dinner party. It doesn’t feel like a mushy slow cooker stew, but the meat is sweet and meltingly tender – all the flavour of the slow cooker.

If you like using the slow cooker check out my slow cooker tips article, and remember you can sign up for emails here for a free slow cooker printable.

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Slow Cooker Pork Leg in Apple Juice
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 30 mins
 

This slow cooker pork leg is cooked in apple juice, making it beautifully sweet with a yummy sauce.

Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 824 kcal
Author: Lizzie
Ingredients
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 parsnips
  • 4 baking (large) potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cooking apple
  • 1.355 kg pork leg joint with sea salt nearly 3lb
  • 800 ml apple juice 3 1/2 cups
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
Instructions
  1. Peel and dice the carrots, parsnips and onion. Place around half in the bottom of the slow cooker, making a well in the middle, and reserve the other half.


  2. Place the joint in the well, and arrange the remaining vegetables around it.


  3. Pour the apple juice in, place the lid on and cook for at least 8 hours on low.


  4. Place the joint in the oven on gas mark 8 to dry it out and give it some colour. After 15 minutes mine was coloured but not crisp on top - I didn't try it for any longer as the toddler needed feeding.


  5. While the joint is in the oven, set the vegetables to one side on a serving dish, carefully reserving the liquid.


  6. Place the liquid in a pan and bring to the boil. Mix the cornflour to a paste with a little water and stir it in to make your sauce.



 

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9 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pork Leg in Apple Juice

  1. Lisa

    Slow cooked porkmroast is just the best! I love adding onion and apples to mine as well, but definitely going to add parsnips next time! That sounds amazing!!!

    1. Lizzie Post author

      I know what you mean, I love onions and apples, even cook them as a side dish for christmas dinner… and parsnips are so sweet they go well with apple. Ever tried parsnip and apple soup?

  2. Sarah

    Ah, I’ve been dying to use my new Instant Pot and make some pork…true story. I had a recipe planned, but I think this one just got bumped to the top of the list!

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