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Tender Maple-Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

Tender Maple-Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

Tender pork chops are cooked in a maple glaze that makes every bite absolutely succulent. The hearty entree delivers big flavor without a lot of fuss. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


  • 1. Sprinkle pork chops with thyme, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Add remaining ingredients to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  • 3. Return pork chops to skillet. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until meat is tender, turning once. Serve with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 316 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, trace fiber), 33g protein

Reviews for Tender Maple-Glazed Pork Chops

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"I didnt have dijon mustard so i used regular mustard. And I didnt have regular coffee. I used Kona Coffee chocolate macadamian flavored. it turned out really good."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2014

"Quick, easy and delicious. The pork chops were flavorful and juicy, done perfectly without drying out."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"This was wonderfully aromatic while cooking and wow'd everyone at the table. I threw a coiuple sliced cooking apples in the sauce and served them on the side. Husband wanted to know when we get to have them again!"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"My family loves this recipe, including 2 small children. We double the sauce so we an serve it with mashed potatoes."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"I adapted the recipe for the slow cooker even though someone else said it didn't work. I thickened the sauce with a little flour mixed in cold water and slowly mixed it into the sauce till thick. Pour over pork in slow cooker. Unfortunately, I can't remember exactly how long I cooked it. Pretty sure I cooked it on low for about three hours. It was fork tender and delicious! My husband loved it too!"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"This recipe was fast and easy. I followed the recipe exactly and it was so savory and delicious. The chops were tender and the combination of flavors was superb. Definitley a keeper!"

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I made the recipe as it was written. It needs absolutely NO changes, as it's perfect. Even my picky 2 and 3 year olds ate them, and they hate meat! It will definitely be on my menu regularly."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2013

"I added the pork chops back to the liquid before it was reduced and turned up the heat. Excellent!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Very tender pork chops. I would have liked more sauce to serve over my rice but otherwise good. Hubby thought it could have used more maple and a little less coffee."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"I thought the sauce turned out very nice. My 8 year old gobbled the pork chops up...which is sometimes no easy task!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"This recipe is really easy to make and tastes great. My husband doesn't like coffee, but he asked me to make it again. Even my kids ate it!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"I gave it four stars, but my husband would have given it five. It was just a bit dry for me. But the glaze was excellent! Will definitely make it again for my pork chop loving husband. joliene, I don't think it would transfer to a crock pot well because glaze doesn't work so well in a crock pot. But the meal took me less than a half hour to make. So that part was good."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"Very tasty..after returning the chops to the sauce I cooked for the appropriate time, but then removed the chops allowing the sauce to reduce again"

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"I didnt have thyme so I used Italian mix and it came out great - my whole family LOVED it - will make again and again for sue!!"

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2012

"Very easy and the pork chops stay moist and succulent."

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"Could this be done in the crock pot?"

Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"This is a supurb main course."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"I made this recipe in a hurry so it wasn't as tender as i hoped. However, it was still really delicious! I made some changes though, maple syrup was way too expensive for just one use, i used molasses instead (which was half the price) with some brown sugar. Also, i excluded the brewed coffee, i didn't feel like brewing coffee.

Next time i will make enough sauce to pour over it once it's all done! the sauce was absolutely delicious!!"

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"The sauce was wonderful and the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. I wanted to make sure the chops were tender so after following the recipe I put the in a pan with the sauce along with some carrots and diced onion with foil covering and let them hang out at 350 for a couple hours. So tasty!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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