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Pulled Pork Butt with Maple Cream Gravy

Not your average pulled pork! A tasty rub and a hint of maple syrup in the gravy takes this slow cooker meal to another level.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Course: Comfort Foods, Pork, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pulled pork
Servings: 6 - 8
Calories: 1169kcal


  • 1 pork Boston butt around 4-5 lbs
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 recipe Alternate Rub -OR- 2 tbs Taste of Inspiration Maple Sage Rub available at Hannaford Supermarkets
  • 1/8 tsp scant thyme
  • 2 cans 15 oz each whole potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt see NOTES
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp oil for browning see NOTE


  • Coat roast with rub. Brown roast on all sides in the 1 tbs oil.
  • Place browned roast in slow cooker. Add mushrooms, onion, stock, potatoes and thyme.
  • Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours, high 4-6 hours. Remove roast.
  • Turn slow cooker to high, remove cover, add the maple syrup and let the accumulated juices reduce by 1/3—-maybe about 30 minutes time.
  • Add the cream to the reduced liquid. May be thickened if you find the gravy too thin.
  • Pull the pork roast apart with 2 forks and add back to the slow cooker to reheat.
  • Serves 6-8


Add salt AFTER reducing juices or at the end of the cook time.
The oil can be eliminated if you don't brown the meat.
If you desire a thicker gravy than the reduced juices, it may be thickened with 2 tbs flour in 1/4-1/2 cup water
Clicking on "Alternate Rub" in the ingredient list will bring you to the page with the recipe.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1169kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 95g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 359mg | Sodium: 2993mg | Potassium: 2217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 7mg