Cider Apple Pulled Pork

Here’s my recipe for pulled pork, the cider works well as the cooking liquor and the apple and onion add in some sweetness.


  • 1.5kg Pork shoulder joint
  • Bottle of cider
  • 1 Bramley apple
  • 1 Onion
  • Knorr concentrated chicken stock/1 stockpot/1stock cube
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp oil (I used rapeseed but any cooking oil is fine)


  • Peel and chop onion roughly
  • Peel and chop apple
  • If you are able to brown off the meat slightly to add to the flavour
  • Cook the pork for the recommended time – I’ve got an electric pressure cooker and put it on for the longest time possible – 2 hours, in a slow cooker this might be 4-6 hours, the longer the better really as the meat becomes more tender the longer it’s cooked.
  • Once the meat is cooked, remove from the cooking liquor

  • Pour the cooking liquor into a pan and gently heat to reduce the quantity of liquid
  • While the liquid is reducing, remove the skin and fat from the pork
  • Pull the meat apart while it’s still hot, it should easily fall apart, you can use two folks for this but I tend to use my fingers as it means I can remove any fat or sinew that I don’t want.

  • Once most of the liquid has evaporated, add in the pulled meat and combine well
  • Keep on the heat to get rid of any remaining liquid and to heat the meat through.

Serve in a toasted brioche bun with cheese, fries/wedges, veggies and/or coleslaw

  • Per 100g – High in Thiamin
  • Per 100g – A Source of Vitamin B6
  • Per 100g – A Source of Zinc
  • High in Protein

Published by lincolnshiregirl

I'm 40 something gal living in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire, England. I run my own business which is a rollercoaster of good times and bad times but it is what makes life interesting. I'm a self-confessed foodie, which some people might think is bordering an obsession, but a good obsession I would say. I am a fully qualified food technologist, nutritionist and personal trainer and use my skills and knowledge to keep striving to better myself in all areas of my life. Despite being dyslexic I love reading both fiction and non-fiction books and usually have four or five on the go at any one time. I enjoy keeping myself fit and healthy by regular visits to the gym as well as enjoying open water swimming and sometimes I'm brave enough to swim without a wetsuit. This blog is all about my life and adventures.

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