Hard Cider Pulled Pork

Come home to the smells of pork slow-cooked in hard cider all day – I promise you won’t regret it ;)!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pulled Pork, Slow cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Kelli


  • 2 ½ lb pork shoulder
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 12- oz can hard apple cider my favorite is Downeast Cider
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar


  • To start, combine paprika, pepper, and salt in a small bowl (I used a measuring cup). Rub spice mixture over pork shoulder (you may have leftover spice mixture).
  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of canola oil. One oil is hot, add pork shoulder and brown each side (about 1-2 minutes per side).
  • Carefully remove pork from skillet and place in a slow cooker. Add can of hard apple cider, apple cider vinegar, and minced garlic. Option to add an extra pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Cook on low for 7 hours.
  • Once cooked, remove pork from slow cooker and shred with a fork. Place shredded pork back into slow cooker with the sauce then serve. Option to serve as tacos, sandwiches, over a sweet potato, or on top of a salad.


Nutrition for 1/6 of recipe: 190 calories, 4 g saturated fat, 4 g carbohydrate, 3 g sugar, 11 g protein