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Sweet & Tangy Pulled Pork

The slow cooker makes these super sandwiches a snap to put together on a busy weeknight. You’d think I'd slaved over them all day! I like to serve them with a side of creamy coleslaw or corn on the cob. If you don't have soy sauce, you can use 1/4 cup of broth instead. —Megan Klimkewicz, Kaiser, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 jar (18 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • Hamburger buns, split, optional


  • Mix first 4 ingredients. Place roast in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; top with preserves mixture. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 8-10 hours.
  • Remove pork from slow cooker. Skim fat from cooking juices. Shred pork with 2 forks; return to slow cooker and heat through. If desired, serve on buns.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup pork mixture: 296 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat.

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  • cooking_connoisseur
    Oct 14, 2014

    Unbelievable recipe!! Tasted so amazing, would highly recommend.

  • Drangonbutterfly
    Mar 25, 2014

    I like what I see

  • Angie F.
    Mar 22, 2013

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  • maggiels
    Sep 12, 2012

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  • babyblueld
    Feb 28, 2012

    Didn't have onions and it still turned out delicious. The meat was super tender, sweet and flavorful by itself. We topped sandwiches with a little BBQ sauce and they were excellent. I didn't measure, but did about half vegetable broth that was leftover in the fridge and half soy sauce then a spoonful of some mustard.

  • krahnbry
    Jan 21, 2012

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  • cmflower14
    Sep 15, 2011

    I made this tonight for dinner and WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! It was easy enough to prepare, but it was so blah and had hardly any flavor. I thought we could eat it for two nights in a row, but my husband said he's not eating the leftovers. We won't be having this meal again!

  • aug2295
    Jul 26, 2011

    I used a pork tenderloin and the meat had a nice flavor. This won't replace the BBQ pulled pork I usually make, but maybe for an occasional change of pace...

  • turtledaisy
    Jul 25, 2011

    This pork was easy to make and turned out moist. It was pretty blah, didn't have any flavor and was definitely not sweet and tangy. Just tasted like plain pork. I will not be making this recipe again.

  • Boylestongirl
    Jul 21, 2011

    Love this recipe!! So quick and easy!