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Apple Cider Pork Chops

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Apple Cider Pork Chops
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4

Pillsbury fans are raving about these apple cider pork chops, and it’s easy to see why! After all, it’s not often you find a recipe that manages to be so speedy (30 minutes!), easy (five ingredients!) and impressive (homemade pan sauce!) all at the same time. We could say more, but instead we’ll let all those five-star ratings do the talking. MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 14, 2019

Ingredients

4
center-cut pork chops
Salt and pepper, to taste
2
tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2
cups apple cider
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon whole-grain mustard

Steps

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  • 1
    Pat 4 center-cut pork chops dry with paper towel; sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. In 10-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons canola oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Cook pork chops in oil about 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove from skillet.
  • 2
    In same skillet, add 1 1/2 cups apple cider and 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar; cook to a thick, syrupy glaze and until reduced by about half. Stir in 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard; season with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Pour glaze over pork chops for serving.

Expert Tips

  • Serve pork chops with rice and a side of fresh green beans for a quick, complete meal.
  • The three-ingredient pan sauce is where this dish really shines. Make sure you scrape up all those yummy brown bits from the bottom of the pan to get the most flavor!
  • Pork chops are one of our favorite go-to proteins for easy weeknight dinners. If you liked this recipe, try our top-rated Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops next!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
720mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
16g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This is the perfect weeknight recipe when you’re looking to switch things up but keep it easy. With the help of apple cider, brown sugar and mustard (yep, there are only five ingredients total!) you’ll be on your way to some surprisingly delicious pork chops. Nobody will believe you whipped this recipe together in just 25 minutes! But if you’re still worried about getting the perfect sear on your apple cider pork chops, check out our best tips for making the perfect piece pork every time. And now that you’re an expert, don’t forget we have endless pork recipes for you to try next.

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