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Smothered Cider Pork Chops

For a sweet twist on pork chops, our Test Kitchen added apple cider to this skillet entree. You’ll love these chops and their glossy onion gravy.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each and 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced and seperated into rings
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon browning sauce, optional


  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chops in butter on both sides. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute onion for 5 minutes. Stir in cider and rosemary; top with pork chops. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until meat juices run clear. Remove pork chops to a serving platter.
  • Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Serve with pork chops.

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  • angelasandoval
    Aug 19, 2011

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  • JLS08
    Oct 25, 2010

    This was yummy. I cooked it longer in the skillet to make sure it was done all the way, but still had great flavor and texture. Easy to cook and clean up.

  • daisey5
    Feb 3, 2010

    I did these in my small slow cooker. I used the thick boneless loin chops and you did not even have to cut them with a knife. They were soooo good.