Smothered Cider Pork Chops Recipe
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Smothered Cider Pork Chops Recipe

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For a sweet twist on pork chops, our Test Kitchen added apple cider to this skillet entree. You’ll love these chops and their glossy onion gravy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each and 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced and seperated into rings
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 297 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 412mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chops in butter on both sides. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onion for 5 minutes. Stir in cider and rosemary; top with pork chops. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until meat juices run clear. Remove pork chops to a serving platter.
  3. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Cider Pork Chops in Cooking for 2 Spring 2009, p48

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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JLS08 User ID: 5282006 179339
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"This was yummy. I cooked it longer in the skillet to make sure it was done all the way, but still had great flavor and texture. easy to cook and clean up."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 178807
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2010

"I did these in my small slow cooker. I used the thick boneless loin chops and you did not even have to cut them with a knife. They were soooo good."

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