Apple Cider Pulled Pork with Onion and Apple Jam

Dinner & Sauces

This Apple Cider Vinegar Pulled Pork would be absolutely divine in about a million ways. Why not poon it over a cooked sweet potato or on top of a kale salad for lunch the next day?

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 1 hour & 15 mins
Serves: 6


1.5-2 kilo pork shoulder
 2 onions, sliced
 1 white onion, chopped
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 pink lady apples, chopped (or apple of choice)
 1 pint apple juice
 80 ml Willy’s Apple Cider Vinegar
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp pepper
 1 tsp dried ginger
 1 tbsp cornflour or arrowroot powder
 2 tbsp water


To make the pork

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 160c.
  2. Trim the large layer of fat off of the pork shoulder and cut it into 6-8 big
    chunks. Set aside.
  3. In a large Dutch Oven (or other cast iron pot or baking dish with a lid), add the
    chopped onion chopped apple and garlic.
  4. Arrange the raw pork on top of the veggies and pour the vinegar and apple
    juice over the top.
  5. Lastly, sprinkle the salt, pepper and dried ginger over the pork. Place the lid
    on the dish and bake for 2-4 hours or until tender.
  6. Once the pork is cooked and tender, remove the pork from the pan and shred
    with 2 forks.

To make the apple jam

  1. Take the cooked apple, cooked onion and apple juice from the pork pan and
    add it to a blender. Blend until smooth. (Feel free to skip this step if you want
    chunky sauce!)
  2. Add the sauce to a pan and bring to a boil over medium heat on the stovetop.
  3. In a small dish, mix together 1 tbsp of cornflour (or arrowroot flour) and 2 tbsp
    cold water.
  4. Add the flour slurry to the boiling gravy, and stir until smooth and thick.
  5. Pour over the pork and serve!

Apple Cider Vinegar Pulled Pork recipe

This recipe was created by Jessica Eats for Willy’s. Both the recipe and photography are credited to her. If you make this, please be sure to tag @jessicaeatsrealfood and @willysacv over on Instagram.

A note from Jessica:

“This Whole30 Apple Cider Pulled Pork would be absolutely divine in about a million ways. I feel like you really can’t go wrong. Spoon it over a cooked sweet potato or on top of a kale salad for lunch! Or, if you’re keeping it low carb, just add some steamed green beans or roasted broccoli and call it a night. Seriously, this pork is good enough to stand on its own.

To store any leftovers, just be sure to allow it to come to room temperature before you pop it in the fridge. It will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge, or portion it out and store in the freezer for busy nights! It will last 6 months or more in there.

THIS RECIPE will absolutely knock your socks off. My husband went nuts for it + you will too. So, when you do try it + fall in love, will you promise to let us know? You’re going to love this Willy’s ACV Whole30 Apple Cider Pulled Pork. Enjoy!”

Pulled pork with onion and apple jam recipe