Pumpkin Spice Pulled Pork

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Pumpkin Spice Pulled Pork

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 hours
Total Time 14 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 278.1 kcal


  • 8-10 pound pork shoulder bone-in

Pumpkin Spice Rub

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Pumpkin Spice BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  • In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients for the pumpkin spice BBQ sauce over medium heat. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer the sauce for 20-25 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, let the sauce slightly cool, and transfer to a lidded jar. Refrigerate the sauce while you prepare your pulled pork. The flavors will combine and mellow together overnight.
  • Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the Pumpkin Pie Spice Rub.
  • Sprinkle the rub on all sides of the pork shoulder and use the palm of your hand to press the seasoning into the meat.
  • Place the shoulder on the smoker, close the lid, and smoke for 8-10 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F and the color on the exterior of the pork is turning a nice mahogany color.
  • Tear off two large pieces of peach butcher paper (or foil) and lay them so they overlap on a large work surface. Set the pork shoulder towards the end of the paper on top of the seam and wrap, folding over the ends of the paper and rolling tightly.
  • Return the wrapped shoulder to the smoker and cook until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 200-203 degrees F and the thermometer probe slides into the meat like softened butter.
  • Remove the pork shoulder from the smoker and allow it to rest for 1 hour.
  • Shred the pork, discarding any gristle or excess fat. Serve the pulled pork on buns with the pumpkin spice BBQ sauce.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 278.1kcalCarbohydrates: 18.7gProtein: 27.4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.5gCholesterol: 92.7mgSodium: 972.6mgPotassium: 591mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 16.3gVitamin A: 88.6IUVitamin C: 1.9mgCalcium: 46.2mgIron: 2.1mg
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