Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Apple Cider Sauce

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5 from 1 vote
This easy slow cooker pulled pork recipe with apple cider sauce is a delicious recipe that is perfect for fall.  The pork is cooked in fresh apple cider and finished with a tasty apple cider sauce.  
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 10 minutes
easy slow cooker pulled pork with cider sauce

This easy slow cooker pulled pork recipe with apple cider sauce is a delicious recipe that is perfect for fall.  The pork is cooked in fresh apple cider and finished with a tasty apple cider sauce.  

easy slow cooker pulled pork with cider sauce

Which type of pork should you use for this easy slow cooker pulled pork?

One of the things I love about this easy slow cooker pulled pork recipe is that you can use different types of pork and get similar results.  The traditional recipe for pulled pork calls for a pork shoulder.  If you’re at a BBQ joint, that’s usually the cut of meat that they use because it can stand up to long cooking times and always comes out tender.

However, that can be hard to find in most grocery stores.  I tend to use pork butt (or Boston butt) in most of my pulled pork crock pot recipes.   Another option is pork roast.  For this pulled pork slow cooker recipe I used a pork roast.  It has less fat and cooks up great in a slow cooker.

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How long should you cook this pulled pork slow cooker recipe?

You definitely want to make sure you cook pork to the recommended doneness.  Not only does it make for a more tender meat, but it will also ensure that you don’t get sick.

Typically, I like to cook Crock Pot Pulled Pork to an internal temperature of 145 degrees.  This Pulled Pork crock pot recipe has you cooking the meat for at least 6 hours on low.

Every slow cooker is different though.  I always use my meat thermometer to make sure it’s done.  This way I know I’m getting an accurate reading.

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Can you freeze this pulled pork crock pot recipe?

This recipe for pulled pork makes a lot.  If you have a smaller family (like we do) you may want to freeze some of the leftovers for another meal down the road.

I recommend freezing the cooked crock pot pulled pork in Food Saver storage bags.  This way I can be sure all of the air is removed and it won’t get freezer burn.  I also make sure I add some of the cider jus to the bags, so that when you reheat the apple cider pulled pork, it doesn’t dry out.

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Expert Tips for Making this Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

This is one of my all time favorite crock pot pulled pork recipes.  I love the layers of flavor.  Here are some tips to make sure yours turns out perfectly every time:

  • Make sure you coat the entire piece of meat with the Barbecue Dry Rub.  You want every morsel to have great flavor.
  • Make a double batch of the Apple Cider Barbecue Sauce.  You’ll thank me later.
  • Don’t forget the slow cooked onions.  Make sure you add plenty of them to your sandwiches!

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How to Use this Recipe for Pulled Pork

Sandwiches are only way to enjoy this Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Cider Sauce.  Here are some other ways to use this scrumptious meat:

Tools Used to Make This Recipe

Slow Cooker: This is my favorite – it’s a workhorse in my kitchen!

Slow Cooker Liners: I always use these – clean up is super simple!

Meat Shredding Forks: These make shredding pulled pork a cinch!

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easy slow cooker pulled pork with cider sauce

Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Cider Sauce

5 from 1 vote
This easy slow cooker pulled pork recipe with apple cider sauce is a delicious recipe that is perfect for fall.  The pork is cooked in fresh apple cider and finished with a tasty apple cider sauce.  
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Servings: 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Season all sides of the pork with BBQ Seasoning Blend.
  • Add the sliced onion to the slow cooker.
  • Pour in the cider, water, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add the pork to the slow cooker
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Shred the pork, top with Cider BBQ Sauce and cooked onions and serve on buns.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 944mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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