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Apple Cider Pork Chops

These apple cider pork chops are a must for fall family dinners. I serve them with buttered egg noodles to soak up more of that delicious sauce. The recipe is easy to double when company pops in. —Debiana Casterline, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (6 to 8 ounces each), about 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown pork chops on both sides.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine next seven ingredients; stir in apple cider. Pour over pork chops. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, until a thermometer inserted into chops reads 145°, 4-5 minutes. Remove chops from skillet; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cider mixture in skillet. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Pour over chops; sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Make a couple of crosswise slices just barely through the outer layer of fat, and pork chops will be less likely to curl when cooking.
  • Use fresh pressed apple cider for an intense apple flavor in your sauce.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 pork chop: 301 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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    • jstowellsupermom
      Nov 9, 2019

      Super quick and easy recipe! The gravy was our favorite, sweet but not too sweet and a great accompaniment to the chops!

    • beaglemombeth
      Jan 4, 2019

      This is a hit with my family! They really enjoy the sweetness of the gravy. I made as the recipe dictates, except I omitted the apple pie spice. I also add half a sliced onion with the meat, because we love onions. I've served it over egg noodles as recommended: it's perfect for the gravy!

    • NH-rescue
      Dec 14, 2018

      This was a nice change to plain old pork chops. The vinegar makes a nice, tangy sauce. Goes well with either rice or mashed potatoes. And it gets dinner on the table in about half an hour!

    • cynandtom
      Oct 3, 2018

      Great pork chops! Love the sauce!

    • motherofdogs
      Dec 11, 2017

      We liked these and will make them again! The sauce was a bit thick, so I gradually whisked in additional small amounts of cider, until I ended up with more gravy. Maybe this was thick because we cooked the recipe in a (standard-size) electric skillet, which sort of spread out the contents. We served them with Success Brown Rice, the kind that cooks up quick in a bag.

    • kimspacc
      Oct 20, 2017

      I made a thinner sauce, as well, and used some of the leftovers in a side dish. The sweet-spicy flavor is great for fall.

    • ReneeMurby
      Oct 15, 2017

      Very Good. I doubled the gravy ingredients because I love gravy. I will definitely be making this one again and again. Quick, easy and delicious.

    • Beema
      Oct 5, 2017

      I read the reviews first before making these, and i did make the sauce thinner. Very good..

    • homemadewithlove
      Oct 4, 2017

      Easy dinner, good with rice or mashed potatoes if sauce was thinner. Very good flavor!

    • curlylis85
      Oct 1, 2017

      I agree with the earlier reviewer that we would prefer a thinner sauce, so I will also probably cut back on the cornstarch. This had a nice balance of flavors and was good with egg noodles.