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Sweet and Tangy Apple Pork Chops

Shyla Lane

"This is a recipe I created using the idea that pork and apples go splendidly together! The seasonings give the pork a sweet and slightly spicy taste. The apple cider adds to the sweetness, while bringing a unique tartness as it is absorbed into the meat. Serve with applesauce, if desired. Hope you enjoy!"
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30 m servings 265 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Mix brown sugar, honey mustard, mustard powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder together in a small bowl; rub onto pork chops and let sit on a plate for flavors to dissolve into pork chops, about 10 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add apple cider. Arrange coated pork chops in the skillet; cook until pork chops are browned, 5 to 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).


  • Cook's Note:
  • Feel free to omit the cumin or to lessen it, since I know it is a strong flavor.
  • Feel free to add more cayenne, if you think you can handle it! Or use any variety of chile powder.
  • Dijon works just as well in place of honey mustard. Also, you can mix together plain mustard and some honey.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 265 calories; 14 g fat; 20.4 g carbohydrates; 15.1 g protein; 54 mg cholesterol; 138 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The blend of spices is delightful! I thought the amount of cumin was spot on. I did change the method of cooking because I was doing so many chops. I baked them at 375F for 35 minutes, until ...

Made this for lunch today. I used 6 small pork chops and there was plenty of sauce to cover nicely when it was finished cooking. The pork chops were tender and flavorful. I think next time I wil...