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Cider Pork Chops Recipe

Cider Pork Chops Recipe

Cider Pork Chops, topped with a sensational sweet and savory combination of ingredients, make a delightful main course. —Betty Jean Nichols, Eugene, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add pork chops and toss to coat. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute the celery, onions, garlic and thyme for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Return pork to the pan. Add cider. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-8 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 290 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 393mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit.

Reviews for Cider Pork Chops

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"In theory the recipe should be quite good, but as is I found it to be bland. I ended up kicking up the flavour with more s & p, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. If I were to make it again, I'd also either braise the chops quite a bit longer or use a pork tenderloin or pork loin."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015 Edited Sep. 28, 2015

"Sorry...would not make again. The pork chops were tender and I liked the onions, celery, garlic mixture but the cider vinegar was def. too sour/tart for out taste...and yes it was fresh...just too sour tasting. Edible, but I would not make again. REVISED!! apologies, I used apple cider vinegar instead of apple cider or juice...Boy what a space head I am! No wonder it was so sour. I will try again..."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"Very good and tender and easy to make"

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"Very easy, very tender. A definite make again meal."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"These chops come out so so tender off the skillet. I also didn't use apple juice because we nad none on hand, but I used Apple Strawberry Kiwi instead! These were still delisious and I will absolutely be making these in the future!"

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"Good recipe!"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"Wow! These were so good. We didn't have celery, so we made it without. We also only had apple juice, so I added a couple dashes of cinnamon. I also kept the meat covered while I cooked it so it was super juicy. I know I'll be making this again."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"Ok so I admit I didn't make it exactly as the recipe states. I forgot to get apple cider/juice from the grocery store so I substituted chicken stock. It turned out fabulous. I thickened up the sauce with a little cornstarch and it was a hit with my family. It was simple and came together quickly. I am adding this to my list of go-to dishes."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"I make this recipe with boneless pork loins and it's delicious. It's one of my go-to recipes when I want something other than chicken."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer