Five-Spice Maple Glazed Pork

Savory and light pork glazed dish that is great for the entire family to enjoy.
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 485 kcal


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 5 lb boneless pork butt trimmed
  • 4 tbsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 5 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 lime halved plus 3 TBSP fresh lime juice
  • Cooked rice, scallions and limes for serving


  • Heat  oven to 275°F. Heat oil in Dutch oven on medium-high. Season pork with 2 teaspoons salt and 2 tablespoons five-spice powder and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 10 to 12 minutes; transfer to bowl and discard all but 2 tablespoons fat. 
  • Return pot to medium, add garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, 6 minutes. Stir in maple syrup, soy sauce, vinegar, lime halves and remaining 2 tablespoons five-spice powder; bring to a simmer.
  • Return pork to pot, cover, transfer to oven and cook, turning after 2 hours (adjust oven temp to keep the liquid at a slow simmer), until meat is tender, 4 hours. Uncover, return to oven and cook until deep golden brown, 30 minutes.
  • Remove pork from liquid, discard lime halves and skim off and discard fat. Simmer liquid until slightly thickened, 15 min. Stir in lime juice. Shred pork into chunks, discarding fat; fold into sauce. Serve with rice, scallions, chiles and limes.
Keyword Pork