- 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
- 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.
Reviews forApple Cider Pork Chops
"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."
"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."
"I read the reviews first before making these, and i did make the sauce thinner. Very good.."
"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."
"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 kidsCons: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."
"My family did not enjoy these at all."