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Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glaze Recipe
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Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glaze
An incredibly simple and delicious pork chop recipe for the fall. See more
  • READY IN 45 mins

Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glaze

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 pork chops Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Season pork chops with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork chops in the hot oil mixture until browned on both sides and pork is slightly pink in the center, 5 to 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Remove pan from the heat; transfer pork chops to a plate.
  3. Stir garlic into the pan and place over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Pour in vinegar and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add apple cider and Dijon mustard, bring mixture to a boil, and cook until sauce is reduced and thick, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in rosemary and red pepper flakes; season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  4. Return pork chops to the pan to warm slightly, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 04, 2012

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2014

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.

Nov 12, 2012

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!

Nov 20, 2012

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.

Nov 20, 2012

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.

May 08, 2013

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.

Mar 07, 2013

Super easy, family loved it.

Jan 07, 2013

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!


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  • Calories
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 21.7 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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