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Apple-Glazed Pork Chops

 Apple-Glazed Pork Chops
Simple enough for weeknights yet impressive enough for guests, these juicy chops are topped with a glaze of herbs, apple cider and brown sugar. The cooked apple slices and onions will make it a fast favorite in your home.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in center-cut pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 large tart apples, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil. Add the cider, 1
  • tablespoon brown sugar, salt, rosemary and thyme. Cover and cook for
  • 7-8 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°:. Combine the
  • cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the skillet. Bring to a
  • boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Meanwhile, in small skillet, cook the apples, onion, butter and
  • remaining brown sugar over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until
  • apples are softened. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 4 servings.

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Apple-Glazed Pork Chops (continued)

Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer