Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder Recipe

Indulge in the comforting warmth of our mouthwatering Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder. Expertly cooked in a tantalizing blend of apple cider and aromatic spices, this succulent pork shoulder delivers a symphony of flavors that is sure to delight. The cider’s sweet tanginess melds seamlessly with the savory, tender pork, making this dish a truly unforgettable culinary experience. Enjoy it with family on a cozy evening or treat your guests to this scrumptious feast at your next gathering.

Recipe For Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

Servings: 4-6


  • 3 pounds of bone-in pork shoulder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 cup of chicken broth


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Season the pork shoulder with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe pot over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the pork shoulder and sear on all sides until golden brown.
  5. Remove the pork from the pot and set aside.
  6. In the same pot, add the sliced onion and minced garlic, and cook until softened.
  7. Add the apple cider, scraping the bottom of the pot to deglaze.
  8. Add the rosemary, thyme, and chicken broth.
  9. Return the pork shoulder to the pot, cover it, and transfer it to the oven.
  10. Braise for about 2 hours or until the pork is tender.
  11. Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 680 kcal
  • Protein: 55g
  • Fat: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Sodium: 1020mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 18g