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A sliced pork roast topped with onions and apricot glaze on a white platter.

Crock Pot Apricot Pork Roast

  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 (3-pound) boneless pork loin roast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 (18-ounce) jar apricot preserves
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon prepared spicy mustard
  • 1/8 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • Optional:  chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Season roast with desired amounts of salt and pepper.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Brown roast on all sides (about a minute each side).
  2. Spray the insert of your slow cooker with cooking spray (I used a 6-quart slow cooker).
  3. Place pork roast in your slow cooker (fat side up).
  4. Top roast evenly with sliced onions.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together apricot preserves, chicken broth, mustard and teriyaki sauce until smooth.  Pour over roast and onions.
  6. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-6 hours or until done.
  7. Top with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.


The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork chops, roasts, and tenderloin to an internal temperature between 145° F. (medium rare) and 160° F. (medium), followed by a 3 minute rest. Since large cuts increase approximately 10° F. while resting, remove them from the heat at 150° F. followed by a 10 minute rest