Recipe by Chef John
"Pork chops with a glossy apple cider glaze is really easy, and while there's no starch or extra butter involved, it reduces quickly to a thick, rich, sweet-tart apple syrup."
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6 (6 ounce)
boneless center-cut pork chops
salt and ground black pepper to taste
apple cider vinegar
red pepper flakes
Very good, tangy flavor. When I think of a glaze I usually like a sticky, almost crispy coating, this didn't cook down and coat the pork chops like a glaze would. But all in all very simple and great taste!
I was excited to try this recipe after seeing all of the good reviews but I really did not like this at all, nor did anyone in my family. The apple cider vinegar was overwhelming. I followed the recipe exactly and the cook on my pork was perfect, but the apple cider vinegar ruined this dish. Also, the glaze remained liquidy and less glaze-like after cooking down for 4 minutes, so I added cornstarch and tried to fix the glaze. I usually like Chef John's recipes but this one can go.
We loved this one! I had bone-in chops on hand so I used those. I also subbed apple juice for the apple cider, which worked out beautifully. As it was reducing I became impatient and decided to thicken it slightly to a glaze consistency with a cornstarch/water slurry. Both Hubs and I really enjoyed these and I will definitely be making them again! Thank you Chef John!
I don't eat meat, so I have no instinct for cooking it. I made these for my family and they loved it. Really simple.
This was really easy to make. I loved the complex flavor. However you must cook the glaze down longer than stated in order for it to thicken.
We made a variation of this recipe and it was dynamite! Didn't have apple cider on hand so added 1/2 cup plain unsweetened applesauce plus 1 tsp. honey (didn't need to reduce the sauce). We also skipped the mustard and red pepper because we didn't think the kids would like them (didn't matter - they didn't like the vinegar smell so didn't want the sauce anyway, but were perfectly happy with the plain pork chops). But don't skip the rosemary - it really brought all the tastes together.
Super easy, family loved it.
Everybody liked this one. Sauce is delicious. I didn't have dijon on hand so used regular mustard. In place of apple cider (which I also did not have on hand), used Boiled Cider (1/4 to 1/3 cup) from King Arthur Flour site. This syrup is thick, so sauce thickened nicely in minutes. T-a-s-t-y!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glaze
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 95
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