Recipe: Fall-ish Savory Crockpot Pork & Pears

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Dr. Lauryn Lax, OTD, MS

Dr. Lauryn, OTD, MS is a doctor of occupational therapy, clinical nutritionists and functional medicine expert with 25 years of clinical and personal experience in healing from complex chronic health issues and helping others do the same.

I am all about easy recipes.


I just bought Danielle Walker’s latest cookbook: Meals Made Simple and it got me thinking: While fancy cookbooks and recipes are fun to look at and occasionally create…the majority of us typically want simple, right?


Danielle Walker Meals Made Simple


Can I get an ‘amen’?


With fall in the air (at least September in the air), I came up with this simple, savory and fallish recipe recently when thinking about a new way to ‘spice up’ my pork tenderloin I like to cook in the crockpot.


We are entering ‘pear and apple’ season in the produce aisles at the grocery store, and this recipe couldn’t be more simple and delicious to bring some fresh flavors into the mix.


All you need is a crockpot and the following:


Pulled Pork And Pears

1 2-lb pork loin

1 tsp ground sage

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp black pepper

2 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced (I prefer green, but use whichever kind you like)

1/4 cup water or low-sodium chicken broth

pinch of sea salt, to taste


1. Pat the surface of the pork loin dry with paper towels. Blend spices in a small bowl, then rub the spices over the pork.


2. Place the pears, broth or water in the bottom of the crockpot. Put the pork on top. Cook 6-8 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.


3. Shred pork if desired.


4. Consume.


How easy was that?

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