Apple Cider Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onion and Apples


Tender, slow-cooked pulled pork perfectly pairs with sweet and tangy caramelized apples and onion — a perfect fall sandwich.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins
6 sandwiches


  • 3 (12 fluid ounce) bottles hard apple cider

  • ¾ cup brown sugar, divided

  • 1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 large onion, cut into strips

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and sliced

  • 6 hard rolls, split


  1. Combine hard apple cider and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a slow cooker; mix until dissolved. Add pork tenderloin.

  2. Cook on Low for 6 hours until very tender. Shred pork with a fork.

  3. About 20 minutes before pork is finished, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir onion in butter until well browned, about 10 minutes.

  4. Combine remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, and onion powder in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Stir apples and brown sugar mixture into onion in the skillet. Cover and cook until apples are tender and sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.

  5. Spoon shredded pork and apple-onion sauce over rolls to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

653 Calories
23g Fat
67g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 653
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 25%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 601mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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