Delicious Holiday Recipe

The holidays are just a couple of days away, and if you are looking for the perfect recipe that the whole family will enjoy, look no further! Try this delicious cider braised pork shoulder recipe that everyone will love.


  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (4 to 5 lb.) butterflied boneless pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 medium size yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic bulb, cut crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  1. Stir the salt, brown sugar, dry mustard, paprika, and red pepper together and rub over the pork. Roll up pork and tie with kitchen string. Chill the pork, uncovered, for 8 to 12 hours.
  2. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Let the pork stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  3. Cook the pork in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium high heat for 12 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove the pork and wipe the Dutch oven clean. Boil broth, apple cider, and honey in Dutch oven over medium high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and whisk in Dijon mustard and simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  4. Return the pork to the Dutch oven and add bay leaves. Cut 1 apple into thick slices. Place the garlic, onions, and apple slices around the pork. Return to a simmer over medium heat. Place a piece of parchment paper on the pork mixture and cover the Dutch oven with a tight fitting lid.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 3 Ā½ to 4 hours or until the meat is very tender. Let the pork stand in the Dutch oven, covered, with the parchment paper and lid at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  6. Throw away the parchment paper. Transfer the pork to a serving platter and cover with foil. Skim the fat from cooking liquid and pour the cooking liquid through a fine wire mesh strainer into a large saucepan, throwing out the solid pieces. Bring the liquid to a simmer over medium high heat. Cut the remaining apple into thin slices and add to the mixture. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until the sauce reduces slightly. Remove from heat. Add butter and vinegar, and stir until butter melts and is smooth. Serve the sauce with the pork.

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