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Smoked Maple Pulled Pork Recipe

Use this sweet and savory smoked maple pulled pork for a variety of recipes! It's always an unexpected twist from traditional barbecue. Cooked low and slow.
Course Main Course
Cuisine barbeque
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 7 hours 30 minutes
Smoke 30 minutes
Total Time 15 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 427kcal


  • pellet smoker or grill


  • 1 5 lbs bone-in pork butt

For the Seasoning Blend

  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • ½ tsp  black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp  nutmeg

For the Maple Glaze

  • ½ cup real maple syrup
  • ¼ cup bourbon Any whiskey works
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne powder Season to taste if you prefer more or less spice
  • pinch salt


  • Pat the pork butt dry and place on a clean work surface.
  • Whisk the salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  • Liberally season the entire pork shoulder.
  • Wrap and store in fridge until ready to smoke, at least 8 hours later.
  • Preheat your smoker to 225.
  • Smoke the pork until a wireless thermometer reads 195-201. This can take around 7 to 12 hours depending on your smoker.
  • Apply smoke for the first 3 hours for the best flavor.

Meanwhile, make the Maple Glaze.

  • Whisk the maple syrup, bourbon, cayenne powder and a pinch of salt in a small pan over medium heat.
  • Whisk until the cayenne has dissolved.
  • Lower heat and allow the glaze to thicken about 20 minutes longer. Keep warm.
  • During the last hour of cook time, baste the pork in the maple glaze every 20 minutes.
  • Pull the pork from the smoker and allow to cool before shredding.
  • Drizzle any of the remaining maple glaze over top.
  • Store in an airtight container or serve hot.


See my notes on real maple syrup and grading here. You can substitute with pulled chicken, turkey, or beef if preferred.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1574mg | Potassium: 978mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3.4mg