Apple Cider Pulled Pork Recipe
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Apple Cider Pulled Pork Recipe

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For potlucks and tailgates, we slow-cook pork with cider, onions and spices. These tangy sliders and sweet potato fries make a winning barbecue plate. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/4 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/4 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 24 mini buns, warmed
  • Additional apple slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 sliders: 375 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. Mix first five ingredients. Place apples, onion, celery and cider in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with roast. Sprinkle roast with seasoning mixture. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 8-10 hours.
  2. Remove roast; shred with two forks. Skim fat from cooking juices. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into cooking juices. Cook, covered, on high until thickened, 10-15 minutes. Stir in pork; serve on buns. If desired, top with apple slices.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
    Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Apple Cider Pulled Pork in Simple & Delicious October/November 2016

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 255500
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"This was very bland and boring!"

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