I love slow cooked pulled pork, and it’s quite simple to make in a crockpot. Many pulled pork recipes call for bottled barbecue sauce, though, and it’s tough to find a brand that doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup (which we should all stay away from).

This recipe features a much less sweet, yet tangy and delicious, homemade sauce based on apple cider. If you don’t have hard cider on hand, use an additional 12 oz. of regular sweet cider instead. Get the recipe started in the morning and it will be ready in all its glory by the evening, though it’s even better reheated on the next and subsequent days.

For the healthiest pulled pork, use organic, pastured pork in this recipe.

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    Anne Martineau — September 17, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

    can’t wait to try this for a big family barbecue. I think I will use tomato paste instead of ketchup and smoked spanish paprika instead of regular paprika to get a smoky barbecue taste. I think i will pair this with a tangy olive oily lemony cole slaw. Thanks!!!

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    Winnie — September 17, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

    Those sound like great substitution ideas to me! Enjoy the barbeque ;)

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