My cider pulled pork plait is like a giant sausage roll, with pulled pork instead of traditional sausage meat and herbs. It’s a great way to use up any leftover pulled pork you may have and also creates something other than a pulled pork sandwich if you are making pulled pork anyway. I know that pulled pork in a soft white bread roll is amazing, but it’s always good to try something new! It’s so simple to make this and if you have a slow cooker, the longer you cook it for, the better it will taste!
Cider pulled pork plait is another one of those amazing recipes where you can just shove everything that you need in the slow cooker and then forget about it all day. It doesn’t even take much more prep after that, just another 5 minutes creating (providing that you use pre-rolled pastry out of a box!) then back for a stint in the oven and it’s game on, or food on, the table! The pork is moist and flavourful and combined with the delicious pastry crust, it is the perfect meal.
- 1kg boneless shoulder of pork
- 1 pint of cider
- 1 bramley apple (finely diced)
- 1 stick of celery (finely diced)
- 1 clove of garlic (minced)
- 1 x packet of shortcrust pastry
- put the pork and the cider in to the slow cooker
- cook for 8-12 hours (depending on your slow cooker settings)
- shred the pork and transfer to a large pan
- add the remaining cider from the slow cooker
- add the apple, celery & garlic
- cook on a medium high heat for 10m until the cider has reduced by 2/3
- roll out the pastry and put the pulled pork along the centre
- cut slits from the edge of each side of pastry up to the filling
- fold the pastry over itself from the left side then the right side - so it meets in the middle of the filling
- Bake on a baking tray in a preheated oven, Gas Mark 6 for 30 minutes
- Until the pastry is golden
- Serve with chips & baked beans
I was sent a slow cooker free of charge as part of a campaign with Debt Free Direct to promote healthy eating on a budget.