Apple Cider and Spice Pork Chops Recipe

"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)."

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 (6 ounce) pork chops
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Directions

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    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.

    Footnotes

    • 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;20.5 g fat;50.7 g carbohydrates;37.8 g protein;103 mg cholesterol;175 mg sodium.Full nutrition
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