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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

Equipment

  • pellet smoker or grill

Ingredients

  • 1 5 lbs bone-in pork butt

For the Seasoning Blend

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

For the Maple Glaze

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

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