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Crock Pot Pulled Pork in Apple BBQ Sauce

Crock Pot Pulled Pork in Apple BBQ Sauce - this gluten-free pulled pork in a naturally sweetened apple BBQ sauce is definitely a crowd pleaser! You'll love finding different ways to eat it! 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Megan


  • 15 oz diced or crushed tomatoes (canned)
  • 7 oz tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup tamari sauce (can also use coconut aminos or soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2.5 lb pork roast


  • Preheat the crockpot.
  • In the meantime, to make the sauce add all the ingredients except for the bacon and pork roast. Bring to a boil, and then let simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Using an immersion blender or by adding all of the ingredients to a blender, blend the sauce until it is smooth. Return to the pan and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Place the bacon in the crock pot and then lay the pork roast on top. Cover with 2/3 of the sauce. Reserve the remaining 1/3 for serving.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Shred the pork with two forks.
  • Serve with remaining sauce.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1109mg | Potassium: 948mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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