I happen to be a fan of hard apple cider, well apple cider in general, but a nice cold Woodchuck (hard apple cider) just hits the spot some times. I had bought a 6pk of ShockTop hard apple cider to try and I had leftovers. It got me thinking…hmmmm I wonder what it would taste like if I cooked my meat in it!!?? I mean who doesn’t love apples with pork? Its a classic! I decided to give it a try! The following is what I came up with! PS. The aka name Pork-aholic was given by my 8yr old. We were all enjoying dinner and I was asking for recommendations for a name for this yumminess. Kaiden had seen me earlier opening the cider to add, to which he responded “Mommy! Are you drinking!!??….you are better then that!” hahaha he is quite the little character. His new saying when anyone is being reprimanded is “you are better then that!” So he knowing the secret ingredient was hard apple cider, his brain went to alcoholic and voila! Pork-aholic! He said this was perfect because it was soooo addicting! haha 🙂


AppleCider Pork aka Pork-aholic

  • 2.5lbs boneless pork loin
  • 2 Serrano peppers
  • 2tsp. onion powder
  • 1tsp cinnnamon
  • 1tsp garam marsala
  • 1 hard apple cider *Shock Top Honey Crisp Apple Wheat*
  • 1/2 cup sour cream *can substitute plain greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 5 cranks fresh black pepper
  • 2 cranks of sea salt
  • 2Tbsp. EVOO

I used my Pampered Chef deep covered baker, but you could definitely use a dutch oven, a 13×9 pan or even your crock pot!

In the bottom of the baker, pour the EVOO and add the Serrano peppers

Add the pork loin and sprinkle with the salt and pepper, cinnamon, garam marsala, paprika, and brown sugar

Pour the ShockTop over the pork.


Let cook for 3hours at 325F

At hour 2 and 2.5 take out and try and shred with a fork.

At 2.5hrs add the sour cream and stir into the meat and liquid

Once the meat shreds easily and has a temperature of 160F

I served mine in a romaine heart and topped with sliced avocado, some crumbled feta cheese, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime! SOOOOO YUMMY!! 🙂

My kids ate theirs over rice topped with a squeeze of lime juice 🙂


I hope you all love this as much as we did! 🙂

Happy Cooking!
Bethany 🙂