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Cider Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Recipe

A super easy fall recipe for apple cider slow cooked pulled pork that can be used as a main dish with sides, for tacos, or on top of salads.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 5 lb pork shoulder roast
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cups apple cider*
  • 1 cups vegetable or chicken broth

optional additions for serving

  • 2 onions*, caramelized
  • 1 apple*, sautéed
  • 2 acorn squash, roasted
  • flour tortillas


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan. Season all sides of the pork with the salt and pepper Brown the pork roast, best side down first for 8 minutes, flip and brown the next side for 8 more minutes. Then turn on the ends for 3-4 minutes each. Transfer to the slow cooker, best side up, and add broth and cider.
  • Cook in your slow cooker on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • We serve this up with caramelized onions, sautéed apples, roasted squash and warm flour tortillas!


You can also use apple juice with spices if you don't have apple cider on hand. For the spices use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cinnamon stick, 1/8 teaspoon of each - nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and cayenne pepper. For the caramelized onions, slice two onions thin. Use the same pan you seared the pork in and turn to medium heat, sauté the onion in the pork fat, stirring every 5 minutes for 15-20 minutes. For the sautéed apple, combine 1 crisp apple, sliced, with 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid from the pork and sauté over medium low heat.
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