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5 from 4 votes
Servings: 10

Cinnamon Spiced Pulled Pork

The best flavors of fall are packed into this pulled pork recipe. Perfect fall party food!


For the pork:

  • 3 lb pork shoulder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • slider rolls, for serving

For the slaw:

  • 3 cups pre-packaged cole slaw mix*
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • honey


  • In a small bowl, combine the cumin, cinnamon, garlic powder, chipotle powder, and 1 tsp salt.
  • Pour the applesauce into the bottom of a slow cooker. Using your hands, rub the spice mixture all over the pork, and place on top of the applesauce.
  • Cook on high for 5-6 hours, or until pork shreds easily with a fork.
  • Remove pork to a bowl and shred, removing any fat.
  • Strain the liquid from the slow cooker into a gravy strainer or fat separator.
  • Return the shredded pork to the slow cooker, along with the strained liquid.
  • Add additional kosher salt to taste (I use approx 1 tsp).
  • To make the slaw, whisk together vinegar, oil, salt, sugar, and a small drizzle of honey until emulsified. Pour over slaw mixture and stir to combine.
  • To serve, fill each roll with pork mixture, and top with a spoonful of slaw.


If you can't find pre-packaged cole slaw mix, or you want to make your own, just combine julienned white cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 176kcal (9%)Carbohydrates 7g (2%)Protein 16g (32%)Fat 8g (12%)Saturated Fat 2g (13%)Cholesterol 55mg (18%)Sodium 890mg (39%)Potassium 370mg (11%)Fiber 1g (4%)Sugar 4g (4%)Vitamin A 180IU (4%)Vitamin C 8.7mg (11%)Calcium 32mg (3%)Iron 1.6mg (9%)
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