Crockpot Pork with Dried Plums

As everyone knows, prunes are a gross old-people thing. “Dried plums,” luckily, don’t have the same connotations, despite being the same thing, so you can go ahead and make a delicious dried plum pork with no qualms! When it’s done cooking, the pork shreds incredibly easily and and other ingredients have come together to make a sweet fruity sauce.

IMG_4683Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin (I had to google in the supermarket: pork loin and tenderloin are two different cuts, and shaped very differently, so a pork loin would cook at a different speed)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup pitted dried plums/prunes (if you’re going to eat them at the end, I recommend chopping them to 1/2″ size so that they aren’t an entire mouthful; if you’re going to be a baby about prunes and fish them out a the end, leave them whole)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup apple juice (I rarely drink things other than water, so I am going to forget the rest of the bottle of apple juice in my fridge until forever)
  • mashed potatoes, for serving

Spread the chopped onion over the bottom of the crockpot, then place the tenderloin on top. Sprinkle the flour over the meat, then generously season with salt and pepper.

IMG_4638Add the dried plums, then pour in the broth and apple juice.

IMG_4640Cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours until cooked through.

IMG_4680Shred the pork with two forks. I found it shredded incredibly quickly and easily, and didn’t even need to be taken out of the crockpot.

IMG_4681Stir the shredded pork into the sauce and add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with mashed potatoes.

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Crockpot Pork with Dried Plums

From Everyday Reading.

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup pitted dried plums/prunes
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • mashed potatoes, for serving

Spread the chopped onion over the bottom of the crockpot, then place the tenderloin on top. Sprinkle the flour over the meat, then generously season with salt and pepper. Add the dried plums, then pour in the broth and apple juice. Cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours until cooked through.

Shred the pork with two forks, then stir into the sauce and add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with mashed potatoes.

 

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My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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