Dr. Pepper was invented in Texas. It actually tastes great in recipes like this one. My family really enjoyed this pork roast. I enjoyed the ease of using my crockpot! This is a Sandra Lee recipe. Enjoy!
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Season pork roast with salt and pepper. Brown roast on all sides in skillet. Place browned roast in the slow cooker on top of onions.
Add cloves, cinnamon sticks and bay leaf to the slow cooker. Pour Dr. Pepper over roast and top roast with the dried fruit. Cover and cook on high heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or low heat setting for 8 to 9 hours - or until internal temperature of roast is 160 degrees F.
Remove roast from the slow cooker and let rest for 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove onion, fruit and spices from cooker; dicard spices. Skim fat from sauce in cooker. Slice the roast and serve topped with onions, fruit and sauce.