Apple Cider Pork Chops
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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°, 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.
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Nutrition Facts1 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.
Jan 4, 2019
This is a hit with my family! They really enjoy the sweetness of the gravy. I made as the recipe dictates, except I omitted the apple pie spice. I also add half a sliced onion with the meat, because we love onions. I've served it over egg noodles as recommended: it's perfect for the gravy!
Dec 14, 2018
This was a nice change to plain old pork chops. The vinegar makes a nice, tangy sauce. Goes well with either rice or mashed potatoes. And it gets dinner on the table in about half an hour!
Oct 3, 2018
Great pork chops! Love the sauce!
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.
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.
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.
Oct 5, 2017
I read the reviews first before making these, and i did make the sauce thinner. Very good..
Oct 4, 2017
Easy dinner, good with rice or mashed potatoes if sauce was thinner. Very good flavor!
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.
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 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.