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Five-Spice Glazed Smoked Chops

I started out fixing another recipe but didn't have all the ingredients, so I came up with this one! The spice gives it a flavorful kick. You can make your own five-spice powder by combining cloves, cinnamon, anise and nutmeg. I love that you can make this dish on the stovetop or the grill. —Jill Thomas, Washington, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup grape jelly
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 smoked bone-in pork chops (7-1/2 ounces each)


  • Place the first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring just to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  • In a 12-in. skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add pork chops; cook until bottoms are browned, 4-5 minutes. Turn chops; spoon glaze over top. Cook, uncovered, until chops are glazed and heated through, 3-4 minutes.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Chinese five-spice powder is a seasoning that adds both warm and cool flavors to food. Blends vary, but it often contains star anise, Szechuan peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon or cassia bark, and fennel.
  • Many grocery stores carry only one type of smoked pork chop. If yours sells only boneless chops, feel free to use them in place of bone-in.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 pork chop: 363 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1345mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.

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    • linlo62
      Feb 27, 2018

      I made this last night and was pleasantly surprised. Very quick (good thing I had already made the side dishes) and flavorful! I had regular pork chops, so I added smoke flavoring. Added 1/2 t of garlic powder and used ginger ale since I didn't have apple juice. O.M.G.!