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Smothered Cider Pork Chops

 Smothered Cider Pork Chops
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.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown
  • chops in butter on both sides. Remove and keep warm.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Smothered Cider Pork Chops (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop (calculated without browning sauce) equals 297 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 412 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.