Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops Recipe
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Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops Recipe

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When I want to get dinner on the table, I look for recipes that meet my EFF standards—easy, fast and frugal. These sweet and delicious Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops score on all three counts. —Jami Wells, Boise, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 298 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 499mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add apple cider to the skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in the broth, jelly and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup.
  3. Return chops to the skillet. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender, turning once. Add butter and stir until melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p32

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 239138
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"I'm only giving this a four because I had to add cornstarch to the liquid to get it to reduce. The taste is amazing though!"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 149847
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"Tasty and simple! Will make again."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 177778
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"We loved them and they are quick to make."

drredman User ID: 4629773 191298
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"These are delicious and so easy to make! Its a salty/sweetness/tangyness that is just wonderful!"

foliophile User ID: 1187030 195101
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"I'm dubious about trying this recipe; more than 1-1/4 cups liquid will reduce to 1/3 cup in less than 20 minutes?"

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