Recipe from Emeril

This is a crockpot recipe that I came across on the Food Network website.  This was absolutely delicious!!  The pork was nice and tender, and the flavors were wonderful!  The parsnips and turnips really soaked up the flavors nicely.

Ingredients:
1 T olive oil
2.5 to 3 lb pork loin roast
2 1/2 t kosher salt
1 t Essence, recipe to follow
1 1/4 t pepper
1 c chicken stock
1 1/2 c diced parsnips
1 1/2 c diced turnips
1/2 c applesauce
1/2 c light brown sugar
2 T apple cider vinegar
1 T chopped fresh sage (I just used about 1 t dried)
1 T chopped fresh rosemary (again used about 1 t dried)
1 t minced fresh ginger

Directions:
Add olive oil to large skillet.  Season pork loin on all sides with 2 t salt, 1 t pepper and Essence.

Brown pork loin on all sides (including ends) for about 2 minutes a piece.

Place pork in slow cooker and add the chicken stock, then the parsnips and turnips. Salt them with the remaining 1/2 t salt, and place the lid on the crock pot.  Set on high for 3 hours.

About 15 minutes before 3 hours is up, combine the applesauce, sugar, vinegar, sage, rosemary and ginger in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until applesauce has thickened.

Once 3 hours is up, pour applesauce mixture over the pork.  Re-cover the crock pot, and set to low for 1 hour longer.

Cut pork into slices and serve with turnips and juices in the pot.

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