Crock Pot Apple Cider Barbecue Pulled Pork


 I love creating new meals using my crock pot because it is nice to have a great meal waiting when I come home from work.  One of my favorite things to make in the crock pot or slow cooker is pulled pork.  My recipe makes so much pulled pork that there is usually leftovers for days, plus it is great to freeze some of the pork for later use.  I love making one recipe that can create meals for a few days.
I decided to make a great pulled pork for fall, using one of my husband’s favorite fall drinks, apple cider.  I thought that this would be great to make before the baby came so that I could freeze it and have ready made meals once the baby came.  I had bought the pork and was planning on putting it into the crock pot on a Wednesday morning.  My son though had other plans, and was born early that Wednesday morning, on September 10.  Even though I didn’t get to freeze the pulled pork for when the baby came, I decided to make it once we got home from the hospital.  It was great to have an easy meal to throw in the crock pot and have dinner waiting for us.
This Crock Pot Apple Cider Barbecue Pulled Pork combines apple cider with your favorite barbecue sauce to create a delicious and flavorful pulled pork.  I really loved the sauce on this pulled pork and loved that it made the pork so tender.  The combination of barbecue sauce and apple cider tasted fantastic together.
Also I love how easy this meal is to make in the crock pot or slow cooker and how much pork you can make.  We had the pulled pork on the night we made it and another night as leftovers.  We then froze the rest of the pulled pork to have for meals in the future.  This is a great easy meal to have on a weeknight or to freeze for future meal options. I hope you try this delicious variation on pulled pork.


Crock Pot Apple Cider Barbecue Pulled Pork

Crock Pot Apple Cider Barbecue Pulled Pork


  • 4-6 lbs. pork shoulder
  • All purpose seasoning (I used McCormick's Pork Seasoning)
  • 1 bottle (about 18 ounces) of your favorite barbecue sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider


  1. Rub the all-purpose seasoning on the pork shoulder, making sure to cover the whole thing. Place the pork in the crock pot.
  2. Pour the apple cider on top of the pork shoulder. Then add the whole bottle of barbecue sauce into the crock pot. Lift the pork up so that some of the sauces can get underneath the pork.
  3. Cook the pork on high for 6 hours or on low for 10 hours. Once done shred the pulled pork in the crock pot and mix with all the juices.
  4. Serve plain, on sandwiches, or use in other meals.


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  1. Great idea to use apple cider in the pulled pork! We usually smoke our pork roasts but I’ve been thinking about doing on in my crockpot again since it’s been AGES since I last did one in the crockpot. I’ll have to try it with the apple cider.

  2. I was talking to hubby last weekend about how I want an apple barbecue sauce, but forget that I want this meal! Looking forward to making this…will report back! 😀 Those buns look AMAZING!


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