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Slow Cooker Cranberry Honey Pulled Pork

This Cranberry Honey Pulled Pork is slightly sweet, tangy and delicious. The BEST slow cooker pulled pork that you'll ever try.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry, easy, pork, slow cooker
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 378kcal


Cranberry Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 can (14 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Pulled Pork:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 (2 -3 lb approx) pork shoulder
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 6 ounces dark beer (I used Dos Equis amber)


  • To make the cranberry sauce put all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix well. At first boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Season the pork with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste. Be generous.
  • Place the pork in the slow cooker. Add onion and garlic. Cover the pork with cranberry sauce and then add the beer. Cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. The pork should be so tender that meat falls apart easily. Using two forks pull apart the pork, removing excess fat.
  • Heat oven to 450 ° F. Line one baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking oil.
  • Place pork in sheet, with juices, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until most of the liquid has caramelized and the pork looks golden. Remove from the oven.
  • Add a generous portion of pork on a bun with some coleslaw, if desired.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


If you like it juicier reduce the time in the oven.
You can substitute the beer for vegetable broth if you prefer.
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Sugar: 28g