This Apple Ginger Pulled Pork is seriously so delicious yet so simple to make. The fresh ginger combined with the honey and carrots make this pulled pork nice and sweet. This recipe only requires 15 minutes of hands-on time which makes it a great weeknight dinner option for those nights where you do not have much time to cook.
What Makes This Recipe So Good?
- First off, it is so simple to make. You literally throw the main dish (the pork) and the sides in the instant pot and BAM dinner is ready!
- I just love pulled pork, it is just so soft and tender. This recipe reminds me so much of my other favorite pulled pork recipe: Honey Sticky Ginger Pulled Pork.
- This recipe only requires 15 minutes of hands-on time.
- This recipe is super kid friendly too, so you do not have to worry about making extra meals for the kids too!
- You can make this recipe in both the crockpot or instant pot.
- This recipe is naturally dairy free, gluten free, soy free, paleo, grain free, and AIP (autoimmune protocol) friendly.
- This recipe freezes and reheats well which means it is a great menu item to bulk meal prep or cook ahead of time.
- Pork shoulder or pork butt-I prefer boneless. Bone in requires a longer cooking. I get all of my pork from Butcher Box. They have the best quality stuff and they ship it all right to my door every month. If you use my Butcher Box link you can get two pounds of free meat every single month with your order.
- Honey-To add some sweetness.
- Fresh ginger-I really prefer fresh ginger over dried ginger. I like the texture better, however it is important to note here that fresh ginger is a lot less strong than dried ginger. If you are using dried ginger, you only need half of the amount.
- Broth-To keep the pork nice and moist.
- Cinnamon & salt-For flavor.
- Paprika-For a nice kick.
- Apples & carrots-I love adding this in there because it adds so much flavor and the apples and carrots infused with the pork juices taste so so good.
How to Make:
- Step 1-
- First, slice the apples into slices and remove the core.
- Step 2-
- Place all ingredients except the pork, apples, and carrots in a bowl and whisk together.
- Step 3-
- Now add the pork, carrots, and apples to the instant pot and pour the sauce over on top.
- Step 4-
- Turn the instant pot on HIGH pressure cook for 60 minutes-Make sure the valve is closed on top of the instant pot. Once the 60 minutes is up allow the machine to manually release for 15 minutes and then open the valve on top to allow it to release. Once you remove the pork, remove the fat cap and shred with two forks.
Recipe Frequently Asked Questions:
What Kind Of Instant Pot Do You Use?
- I have this 11 in 1 instant pot. I love it because it has 11 functions total-air fryer, crockpot, saute station, instant pot and so much more yet it only takes up one spot on the counter.
Can I Freeze Pulled Pork?
- Absolutely! If you want to freeze/ meal prep this recipe allow the pork to completely cool and then place it in an air tight class container in the freezer for up to one month.
Can I Use My Crockpot?
- Yes! If you choose to use your crockpot, follow all of the same instructions except cook it in the crockpot for 6-8 hours on low.
How Can I Make This Recipe Whole30 Friendly?
- Simple omit the honey.
What temperate should the pork be cooked to?
- The best way to tell if your pork is done is by temping it at 145 degrees F.
- Be sure to remove the fat cap once the pork is cooked prior to serving.
- The best way to tell if your pork is done is by temping it at 145 degrees F and its ability to shred. The pork should just fall apart.
If you like this recipe, you will LOVE my other pork recipes on my blog:
- Honey Sticky Pork
- Instant Pork Pork Butt With Honey Mustard
- Whole30 Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin
- Easy Frozen Pork Chops In The Air Fryer
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Apple Ginger Pulled Pork
- Instant pot or crockpot
- 1 pound pork shoulder I like boneless. If you use my link you can order from Butcher Box and save on your order every single month!
- 2 green apples cored and sliced
- 2/3 bone broth
- 1/3 cup honey omit for Whole30
- 2 tbsp fresh ginger use half of the amount for dried ginger
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika omit for AIP
- 2 cups mini carrots
For the instant pot:
- Place all ingredients aside from the pork, apples and carrots in a bowl together and mix. Then, add all ingredients into the instant pot, close the valve at the top and cook on HIGH pressure for 60 minutes and allow the instant pot to manually release for 15 minutes before opening the valve. Once the pork is done, remove the fat cap and shed with two forks.
For the crockpot:
- Follow all of the same instructions except cook it in the crockpot for 6-8 hours on low.
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