Apple Cider Pulled Pork

Pork roast slow cooks in apple cider and cider vinegar, and then shredded and combined with yummy BBQ sauce - a perfect and fun meal for a crowd this fall!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crockpot pulled pork, pulled pork sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 sandwiches
Calories 502 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 8 lb pork butt roast
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 20 oz bbq sauce
  • 12 crusty rolls


  1. Place pork roast in the bottom of a slow cooker. In a small bowl, stir together seasonings. Rub seasonings all over the roast, turning to get over all the sides.

  2. Pour apple cider and apple cider vinegar over the roast.

  3. Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 8-10 hours. Remove roast from slow cooker and shred with two knives.

  4. Pour juices out of slow cooker, reserving 1-2 cups in a small bowl. Return shredded pork to slow cooker, along with 1/2 of the bottle of BBQ sauce and enough of the reserved liquid to keep pork moist.

  5. Keep on low in the slow cooker while serving on rolls with additional BBQ sauce drizzled on top, if desired.

  6. Make sure leftovers are cooled completely before covering tightly and refrigerating or freezing for another meal.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cider Pulled Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 1489mg65%
Potassium 885mg25%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 715IU14%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.