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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!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
30 mins
10 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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

265 calories; protein 15.1g; carbohydrates 20.4g; fat 14g; cholesterol 54.1mg; sodium 138.1mg. Full Nutrition