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Sarah from the Magical Slow Cooker Prepares a Showstopping Holiday Roast

Forget long hours in the kitchen with complicated recipes. Make your holiday dinner unforgettable and no-fuss with our Cider-Braised Pork Roast recipe.

Published Dec. 20, 2017.

Forget long hours in the kitchen with complicated recipes. Make your holiday dinner an unforgettable and no-fuss evening with our Cider-Braised Pork Roast from The Complete Slow Cooker.

This recipe for Slow Cooker Cider-Braised Pork Roast caught my eye right away,” writes Sarah of The Magical Slow Cooker blog after receiving a copy of The Complete Slow Cooker. “It’s a recipe I’ve never seen before and had to try. This time of year, I’m all about using as much apple cider and apple butter in my cooking as possible!”

Since pork and apples are a classic combination, we set out to create a slow-cooker recipe for a pork roast that would slowly braise in a cider-based sauce and result in a tender roast infused with sweet-tart cider flavor. It also gave Sarah a chance to develop a new skill.

“The recipe takes a large pork butt and has you cut it in half then tie it with twine. I’ve never done this with pork before," Sarah wrote. "The tying of the roast makes for a beautiful presentation since this helps the meat slice more uniform.”

Want to see the recipe in action? Follow along with Sarah's video so you, too, can prepare this delicious and (mostly) hands-off showstopping holiday centerpiece.

What’s your favorite slow-cooker meal? Let us know in the comments! For the recipe for Cider-Braised Pork Roast, read Sarah’s post.

The Complete Slow Cooker

The Complete Slow Cooker is the definitive book on the subject, with more than 400 recipes—everything from Baked Brie with Figs, Walnuts, and Honey to Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake, plus the absolute best versions of slow-cooker classics such as chili, beef stew, and pot roast. Plus the book is packed with the test kitchen’s novel discoveries, such as lining the “hot” side of your slow cooker with foil to prevent scorching  

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