A simple twist on an old Shaker dish. Pork chops are browned, then simmered in an apple cider infusion and finished in half-and-half or cream. Makes a great dinner for two, simple to prepare, hearty enough for him, but delicious by any standards. Can substitute chicken breasts for the pork loin chops.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
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Directions

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  • Season pork chops on all sides with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; set aside. Combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, nutmeg, and allspice in a plastic bag. Toss pork with seasoned flour to coat, and shake off excess.

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  • Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until lightly smoking. Sear pork until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Pour in apple cider and bring to a boil. Turn heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until pork is fork tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove pork and keep warm; increase heat to medium-high. Dissolve cornstarch in the chicken broth, and stir into simmering cider; cook for a minute or two until thickened. Stir in the half-and-half and simmer until hot. Serve sauce over the pork chops.

Nutrition Facts

588.6 calories; 31.9 g protein; 36.6 g carbohydrates; 114.8 mg cholesterol; 1298.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
Excellent but I made several adjustments. First I rubbed the chops down with olive oil prior to placing it in the flour mixture and I used kosher salt throughout the recipe. Secondly I added shallots while searing the pork and added chopped apple when it was time to simmer. The apples and shallots really made the sauce. Lastly I had no cream on hand so I used 1% milk and the sauce was amazing and still very rich. I think cream would of been too heavy. Served with mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce. Fantastic! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/24/2012
I liked the idea of this recipe but I hated it. Too vinegary. I think if I was to make this again I would use applesauce. Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
Excellent but I made several adjustments. First I rubbed the chops down with olive oil prior to placing it in the flour mixture and I used kosher salt throughout the recipe. Secondly I added shallots while searing the pork and added chopped apple when it was time to simmer. The apples and shallots really made the sauce. Lastly I had no cream on hand so I used 1% milk and the sauce was amazing and still very rich. I think cream would of been too heavy. Served with mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce. Fantastic! Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
Excellent but I made several adjustments. First I rubbed the chops down with olive oil prior to placing it in the flour mixture and I used kosher salt throughout the recipe. Secondly I added shallots while searing the pork and added chopped apple when it was time to simmer. The apples and shallots really made the sauce. Lastly I had no cream on hand so I used 1% milk and the sauce was amazing and still very rich. I think cream would of been too heavy. Served with mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2007
Very very good. Apple and pork is one of my favorite flavor combinations. For me the apple flavor was a little too subtle and I added some unsweetened applesauce which perked the flavor up tremendously. Also for me I would probably next time add some finely diced shallots. I can see the sauce being served just about anywhere fine food is made even without my tinkering:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2007
I thought this was excellent! The pork chops were moist and full of flavor. The smell of the apple cider while it was cooking was wonderful. The sauce came out perfect. I used light cream but I think I may omit this next time. It was just a little on the rich side for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2008
I made this last night and it was pretty yummy. I changed it up a bit and followed some other reviews. I added some applesauce and used apple juice (no cider on hand) and added some cinnamon. I also marinated the pork before I cooked it with vinegar salt pepper and garlic. I think next time I will leave out the breading part as it just made a mess in the sauce for me. I also added some diced apples to the pan before I cooked the chops. Then removed them and added them back in when I added the cream. Overall I think this was a awesome recipe simple and didn't take all night to prepare. I will try this with chicken as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
This recipe turned out great! The pork chops were nice and moist not tough. Let me mention one thing I used applesauce instead of apple cider (didn't have cider) it "melted down" perfectly. I also swirled some real maple syrup into the sauce and it added a really nice flavor! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2007
This was delicious and a nice change. I did not have the allspice so I left that out as well as the chicken broth. I also added some sliced onion to the pan when searing the chops leaving them in and incoporating them into the sauce I also used 2% lactose free milk instead of the cream and it still made a nice gravy. I thought the apple cider taste would be strong but it was nice and light. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2008
Very easy to make and delicious with or w/out the sauce. I didn't have allspice so I used approx. 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon and a pinch or two of ground cloves. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2010
I tried this tonight and it turned out very well. The pork was definitely very tender and I tend to sometimes dry out pork w/o meaning to. I also used 1/2 apple juice and 1/2 apple vinegar like another suggested (no apple cider on hand) and I would recommend this as it adds a tartness however I would only add less than 1/3 cup vinegar and over 2/3 cup apple juice and then do add brown sugar to the cream sauce at end. I also added the shallots when I seared the chops. My Dad was over for dinner and he is a very good cook - he really liked it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2007
wow!!! now this is an awesome way to cook chicken. i had to do chicken since my sweety is none too keen on pork. but i love the sauce...i licked my plate. it had a wonderful subtle apple flavour. brilliant! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/24/2012
I liked the idea of this recipe but I hated it. Too vinegary. I think if I was to make this again I would use applesauce. Read More
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