post Category: Uncategorized — mylifeasannie @ 9:43 am — post Comments (9)

2 medium onions, sliced
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 pounds pork loin roast
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
5 cloves
2 sticks cinnamon
1 bay leaf
1 (12-ounce) can peppery soda (recommended: Dr Pepper)
1 1/2 cups dried apricot halves
1 1/2 cups pitted prunes

Slice onions and place in slow cooker.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Season pork roast with salt and pepper, then brown on all sides. Place browned roast in slow cooker on top of sliced onions. Add cloves, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf to cooker. Pour can of cola over roast and top with dried fruit. Cover and cook 3 to 4 hours on High setting or 8 to 9 hours on Low, or until thermometer inserted into center of roast registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove roast from slow cooker and let rest 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, using a slotted spoon, remove onion, fruit and spices. Discard whole spices. Skim grease from sauce. Slice roast and serve topped with onions and fruit and a little sauce.

Serving Ideas: Delicious over garlic mashed potatoes.

I may omit the fruit, since I HATE really don’t like fruit!

Thanks Sandra for hosting sct!

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Horaayy..there are 9 comment(s) for me so far ;)


We don’t do a lot of pork here, but I may have to try this. Thanks for sharing!


MJ wrote on January 10, 2008 - 2:50 pm

That looks so yummy!

Lorie wrote on January 10, 2008 - 3:12 pm

Hi Annie.:) Thanks for posting this lovely recipe.Have a great day

Michelle wrote on January 10, 2008 - 6:09 pm

This looks ans sounds so good! I can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing.


Renee’s Reading Corner wrote on January 10, 2008 - 8:30 pm

Thanks for the pork roast recipe. I have some dried apricots in the pantry but would probably leave out the prunes.

I usually roast pork roast in the oven sprinkled with garlic salt, pepper, and thyme. Tastes yummy!

Eleisia wrote on January 10, 2008 - 8:44 pm

This looks really good and I’ll leave the fruit because I love the meat and fruit combo!

Mari wrote on January 10, 2008 - 11:54 pm

That’s cute how you didn’t want to hurt the fruit’s feelings, tee hee! 😉

Nancy Face wrote on January 11, 2008 - 4:41 am

This looks really great….I’ll leave the fruit out though, not much into the fruit/meat combo 🙂

Sandra wrote on January 12, 2008 - 4:51 am

Ok, this sounds pretty good, but the cup and a half of prunes scare me!

Becca L. wrote on January 13, 2008 - 4:27 am
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