- 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
- 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.
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.
Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.
Reviews for Apple Cider Pulled Pork
"We enjoyed this recipe. We even tried the apples on top and it was surprisingly good."
"What a wonderful recipe! The apples and cider gave the pork a slightly sweet taste, which my husband and I both really liked!! It went well with the bottled BBQ sauce we like (Sweet Bbay Ray's Hickory Smoked). I used ingredients I had on hand, so I used smoked paprika instead of "regular" paprika and I used 1 Gala apple and 1 Cortland apple instead of 2 Granny Smith. I will certainly be making this again!"
"A fantastic way to prepare juicy, well-seasoned pork! The seasoning blend provided a subtle spicy (not hot) contrast to the sweetness of the juice. This definitely makes enough for a crowd. This may just be my new go-to pork roast recipe!"
"This was very bland and boring!"