Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall Harvest Roast with Whiskey Peach Sauce

Crops are coming off the fields now. That means that Truckin' Man is busier than ever, and he is also around the farmstead more than ever. That in turn means lots more cookin' for me! When he is on the road truckin' I typically just have leftovers. Maybe some stir fried noodles, sometimes even just a bowl of cereal... Not meals in Truckin' Mans eyes! So, for now I have to keep the "Real" meals flowing on a regular basis.

This Fall Harvest Roast is absolutely the most warming and filling fall meal. Served with some mashed potatoes, you can't go wrong. This meal leaves everyone satisfied, warmed up and ready for whatever needs tending to next!

Fall Harvest Roast with Whiskey Peach Sauce 

3 lb pork roast
Salt and Pepper
1 TBSP Olive Oil
4 apples, peeled and sliced
3-4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1"-2" chunks
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground thyme
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup Whiskey Peach Sauce (Can substitute peach butter or apple butter)

Trim any excess fat from roast. Season roast with salt and pepper.  In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Sear roast on all sides, until browned.

In bottom of crock pot add apples, carrots, garlic, and apple cider.  Place roast in crock pot, on top of apples. 

In small bowl, combine brown sugar, thyme dry mustard, cinnamon, and Peach Whiskey Sauce. Mix until combined. Spread mixture over roast.  Cook, covered, on low for 7-8 hours.


Adapted From: Our Little Coop

Sharing this at:
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  1. I know what you mean about cooking for the hubby! When mine is gone, I usually just snack or find something in the fridge to eat. But when he's home for dinner I have to go all out haha.

  2. I agree as well! In fact, mine is heading to Atlanta for business soon and it's English Muffins and whatever I can grab in the fridge but when he returns, he'll eat like a king! Ha ha ha! This looks yummy - you are a great cook my friend! Lucky guy!

  3. I can so relate to actually having to cook/bake when the man is at home. Keeps the skills in tune though. :)

  4. this is like quintessential comfort food! that sauce is the perfect accompaniment to such a delicious roast.

  5. Kris, I love pork roast- why have I never cooked it with apples? That's a perfect pairing!! And I love how the house smells when you have a roast and veggies in the crock pot on a fall afternoon! :)

    Your photography is so pretty- those colors just glow.

    Love, Joy @ Yesterfood

  6. Looks delish! I"ll be making it with apple butter! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing it at our celebrate365 link party for slowcooker recipes!