Apple Cider Pork Chops Recipe

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Apple Cider Pork Chops Recipe
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Apple Cider Pork Chops Recipe

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With cider gravy, these pork chops are a must for fall family dinners. I serve them with buttered egg noodles to soak up more of that delicious sauce. This recipe is easy to double when company pops in. —Debiana Casterline, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (6 to 8 ounces each), about 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown pork chops on both sides.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine next seven ingredients; stir in apple cider. Pour over pork chops. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, until a thermometer inserted into chops reads 145°, about 4-5 minutes. Remove chops from skillet; let stand for 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cider mixture in skillet. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Pour over chops; sprinkle with fresh parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Make a couple of crosswise slices just barely through the outer layer of fat, and your pork chops will be less likely to curl when cooking.
  • Use fresh pressed apple cider for an intense apple flavor in your sauce.
  • Originally published as Apple Cider Pork Chops in Taste of Home September/October 2017

    Nutritional Facts

    1 pork chop: 301 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 6 boneless pork loin chops (6 to 8 ounces each), about 3/4 inch thick
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup apple cider
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • Minced fresh parsley
    1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown pork chops on both sides.
    2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine next seven ingredients; stir in apple cider. Pour over pork chops. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, until a thermometer inserted into chops reads 145°, about 4-5 minutes. Remove chops from skillet; let stand for 5 minutes.
    3. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cider mixture in skillet. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Pour over chops; sprinkle with fresh parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • Make a couple of crosswise slices just barely through the outer layer of fat, and your pork chops will be less likely to curl when cooking.
  • Use fresh pressed apple cider for an intense apple flavor in your sauce.
  • Originally published as Apple Cider Pork Chops in Taste of Home September/October 2017

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    motherofdogs User ID: 265088 279128
    Reviewed Dec. 11, 2017

    "We liked these and will make them again! The sauce was a bit thick, so I gradually whisked in additional small amounts of cider, until I ended up with more gravy. Maybe this was thick because we cooked the recipe in a (standard-size) electric skillet, which sort of spread out the contents. We served them with Success Brown Rice, the kind that cooks up quick in a bag."

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    kimspacc User ID: 1340117 276542
    Reviewed Oct. 20, 2017

    "I made a thinner sauce, as well, and used some of the leftovers in a side dish. The sweet-spicy flavor is great for fall."

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    ReneeMurby User ID: 7119369 276298
    Reviewed Oct. 15, 2017

    "Very Good. I doubled the gravy ingredients because I love gravy. I will definitely be making this one again and again. quick, easy and delicious."

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    Beema User ID: 446601 274892
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2017

    "I read the reviews first before making these, and i did make the sauce thinner. Very good.."

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    homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 274874
    Reviewed Oct. 4, 2017

    "easy dinner, good with rice or mashed potatoes if sauce was thinner. Very good flavor!"

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    curlylis85 User ID: 3166950 274747
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2017

    "I agree with the earlier reviewer that we would prefer a thinner sauce, so I will also probably cut back on the cornstarch. This had a nice balance of flavors and was good with egg noodles."

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    AllisonO User ID: 7446023 274543
    Reviewed Sep. 26, 2017

    "Pros:

    Flavorful. I've made chops with cider or apple juice before, but this mixture brings a spicy (but not jalapeno-type heat) warmth to the dish. We used unfiltered apple juice.
    quick--it came together with a side dish in less than 30 minutes. We served it with rice.
    Appeal--balanced flavoring/coating that appeals to both adults and kids
    Cons:
    Thickness of cider sauce--This is likely personal preference as we would prefer a thinner sauce. I may cut back on or eliminate the cornstarch slurry next time."

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    danid User ID: 5870512 274479
    Reviewed Sep. 25, 2017

    "My family did not enjoy these at all."

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