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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2014
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 they reached 145F. Delicious! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 8
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2014
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 they reached 145F. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2015
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 will let the chops sit for a longer duration for more flavor. We loved the spice combo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2019
This was an absolute hit! My other half stated this is a gourmet meal. Delicious combo of seasonings! Will definitely make again. Baked at 350 for 30 minutes. Instead of cider I sliced and peeled apples and baked on top of meat... DELICIOUS!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2019
No changes; have made it twice now. This blend of spices and cider results in delicious moist pork. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2020
This was very good. I modified it to make it in the instant pot because that is how I cook everything these days. I prepared everything as directed the only change was to the cooking method. I used the sauté feature on the instant pot to brown the pork chops in the butter then removed the pork chops poured in the apple cider & the rest of the spice mix stirring to deglaze the pan. Added pork back in sealed IP cooked manual high pressure for 30 minutes then did natural pressure real ease (about 15 more minutes). Read More
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