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°, 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.
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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.
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.
Sep 25, 2017
My family did not enjoy these at all.
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