Apple Cider and Spice Pork Chops

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This recipe was an accident. I was experimenting with flavors and wasn't expecting much out of it, but the apple cider addition yielded some of the best pork I've ever tasted (and the boyfriend agreed).

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 pork chops

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons dried sage, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 (6 ounce) pork chops

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 1 cup apple cider

  • 2 teaspoons honey

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  2. Combine brown sugar, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon sage, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Dredge pork chops in seasoning mixture until coated thoroughly.

  3. Heat olive oil and butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat until butter is frothy, 1 to 2 minutes. Brown pork chops in the hot skillet on each side, 7 to 10 minutes total. Add apple cider, remaining sage, and drizzle in honey. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

  4. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until pork chops are no longer pink in the centers, 10 to 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

  5. Remove the skillet from the oven and plate pork chops with sauce.

Cook's Note:

If necessary, reduce the sauce further on the stovetop until sauce is a nice glaze after plating pork chops. For a thicker glaze, carefully mix in 1 teaspoon or so of cornstarch.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

541 Calories
21g Fat
51g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 541
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 557mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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