Apple Cider Pork Chops

Apple Cider Pork Chops

Are you ready for a quick and easy recipe to get dinner on the table in a flash? Well say hello to Apple Cider Pork Chops! Soooo….a few things you’ll absolutely LOVE about this one, it’s on the table in 25 minutes flat, only uses 11 simple ingredients including the pork chops, and you’re only going to dirty one dish in the process. It’s the perfect recipe for those of us with busy lives, which this year, is literally everyone!! This cold weather meal is Fall comfort food at its finest. The pork chops cook up juicy, flavorful complete with a sweet and tangy homemade pan gravy. The only problem I have is trying to keep apple cider in my house long enough to use it in a recipe. We love all things Fall around here!

Here’s all you’ll need: olive oil, boneless pork chops, garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, apple pie spice, pepper, thyme, salt, apple cider, cornstarch, water, and fresh parsley to garnish.

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What are you waiting for? Let’s get cracking! Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. We use cast iron round here whenever we can because it’s so versatile and fun to cook with. Of course you can use any skillet to make this recipe. Brown the pork chops on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side). Depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to do this in batches.

Four pork chops cooking in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop. #porkchops #appleciderporkchops #skilletporkchops #porkchoprecipes #dinnerrecipes #easydinnerrecipes

While the pork chops are cooking we can mix up the beginnings of our gravy. Yes! It really is that simple that it will only take a minute or two. Add the minced garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, apple pie spice, ground pepper, thyme and salt to a small bowl. Mix with a spoon to combine. Next whisk in the apple cider and we’re on our way to a super easy, bursting with flavor, made from scratch gravy.
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Pour the apple cider mixture over the pork chops. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover with a lid. Cook the pork chops until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chop, reaches 145 degrees (about 4-5 minutes depending on the size of your chops).   Apple cider mixture poured over the pork chops in a cast iron skillet. #appleciderporkchops #fallrecipes #falldinnerrecipes #coldweatherrecipes #castironskilletrecipes #skilletdinnerrecipes #onepotdinnerrecipes

Remove the pork chops from the skillet and let them stand for about 5 minutes. This allows all of those delicious juices that come to the surface during cooking to return to the center of the meat. Mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Stir until smooth. Add the cornstarch “slurry” to the pan. Turn the heat up to bring the mixture to a boil. Cook stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Scrape the edges and bottom of the pan while stirring to loosen any brown bits remaining from the meat. The pork chops are removed from the pan. Cornstarch and water are added to the skillet to form a gravy. #appleciderrecipes #porkchops #appleciderporkchops #bonelessporkchops #dinnerrecipes #applecidergravy

Spoon the apple cider gravy over the pork chops, garnish with fresh parsley and you’re done! The perfect Fall family dinner on the table in a jiffy. Serve Apple Cider Pork Chops with our Slow-Cooked German Potato Salad or Perfect Baked Potato to finish the meal.

If you love this recipe, be sure to add our Best Grilled Pork Chops Marinade to the top of your list! It’s our most popular recipe of 2020.
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Apple Cider Pork Chops

October 21, 2020
: 6 servings
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 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 cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Minced fresh parsley
Directions
  • Step 1 Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Brown the pork chops on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side).
  • Step 2 Add the minced garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, apple pie spice, ground pepper, thyme and salt to a small bowl. Mix with a spoon to combine. Whisk in the apple cider.
  • Step 3 Pour the apple cider mixture over the pork chops. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover with a lid. Cook the pork chops until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chop, reaches 145 degrees (about 4-5 minutes depending on the size of your chops). Remove the pork chops from the skillet and let them stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Step 4 Mix the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl. Stir until smooth. Add the cornstarch “slurry” to the pan. Turn the heat up to bring the mixture to a boil. Cook stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Scrape the edges and bottom of the pan while stirring to loosen any brown bits remaining from the meat.
  • Step 5 Spoon the apple cider gravy over the pork chops, garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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