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Cider Pork Chop Dinner Recipe

Cider Pork Chop Dinner Recipe

When the cooler days of autumn arrive, I like to make this recipe to fill my kitchen with the hearty aromas of pork, vegetables and apple cider.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 4 medium red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small turnip or rutabaga, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  • 1. Combine the thyme, salt and pepper; rub over both sides of pork chops. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the chops in oil on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  • 2. Add cider to the pan, stirring to loosen any browned bits. Add the potatoes, onion, carrot, turnip and pork chops. Bring to a boil. reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until meat juices run clear and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 3. Transfer pork chops and vegetables to a serving platter and keep warm. For gravy, bring the pan juices to a boil; cook, uncovered, until reduced to 3/4 cup. In a small bowl, combine the flour, nutmeg and cream until smooth. stir into reduced liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. serve with meat and vegetables. Yield: 4 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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