Now that cooler weather is upon us, I’m ready to change my style of cooking.
My daughter participates in a CSA program at Dreyer’s Farms in Cranford. In a recent box of farm fresh vegetables, Dreyer’s includes a newsletter and recipes. One recipe recently was for Apple Cider Pulled Pork from the website A Taste of Home(in conjunction with their magazine, A Taste of Home). It’s a terrific slow cooker recipe. Although the recipe called for pork butt, I purchased a shoulder, which worked out just fine. You’ll also need an onion, celery, apple cider and seasonings (seasoned salt, ground mustard, paprika and ground coriander)
The recipe was quite easy to prepare. I cooked the pork shoulder for six hours and then shredded the meat. I also used a gravy separator to skim off any excess fat from the cooking juices. I did forget the step to thicken the gravy with cornstarch slurry, but it was fine.
I placed a mound of shredded pork on a soft roll and topped with a thin slice of Granny Smith apple as the recipe called for. I must say, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this. I have another pulled pork recipe on this site, but somehow this recipe seemed lighter as it didn’t have any barbecue sauce mixed in the meat juices.
Overall this is a great recipe to keep for the file. It intrigued my son-in-law to request any leftovers. It makes for a great do ahead supper for a busy weeknight or tailgate party.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.