Monday, November 18, 2013

Apple Cider Pork Chops with Thyme

                 The key to great pork chops is not over cooking them and giving them a great
                  sear that brings great flavor. Apple and pork go hand and hand and this dish
                  is so simply delicious and all you have to do is add apple cider and thyme.

                     I served this with baked sweet potatoes and green beans. A great Fall meal.

                                                       Apple Cider Pork Chops with Thyme

                                                       4 to 6 pork chops about 1/2 inch
                                                       4 sprigs of fresh thyme
                                                       1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
                                                       1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and onion powder
                                                       2 tablespoons olive oil
                                                       3/4 cups apple cider
                                                       1 tablespoon butter

                    1) Sprinkle both side of pork chops with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion

                    2) Heat skillet with olive oil for 2 minutes. Add pork chops 5 minutes on
                    each side or until done - time with be different depending on the size of your
                    pork chops.

                    3) Transfer pork chops to plate and add apple cider and stir getting all of
                    the goodness of the bottom of the skillet. Let apple cider simmer and add
                    the thyme and stir in the cold butter when it's melted. Pour over pork chops.


  1. I love apple and pork. The always go so well together.

  2. I have honestly never tried making them, in fear of tough pork chops! Yours look perfect

  3. Sounds delicious. I have everything on hand, just need to pick up some pork chops!

  4. This looks delicious. I'd love that meal! I'm not a huge fan of making pork chops though, because mine always come out dry! :( I should give it a try again...

  5. omg yummmmm my husband doesnt like pork but i just think he hasnt had GOOD pork. maybe this would change his mind! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  6. Pure comfort food right here! The combination of pork and apple flavors will always be a winner in my book. These chops look mouthwatering, Val!

  7. Please oh please write a cook book! I need some crockpot recipes:) Do you have any, I don't recall seeing those, although I am sure you do.

  8. I LOVE apple cider so I will definitely be giving this a go :D
    Even though it's summer here right now I will still make this with a nice side of salad. You are a genius!!!

  9. This looks so delicious and so easy too! I never made pork chops with apple cider before, its definitely on my mind now. Love this one!

  10. Oh my gosh, I know what we're having for dinner tonight! Thank you!

  11. I had planned something else for dinner but, just pulled this post up!! Game changer! Perfect!

  12. oh friend. Divine! Simple divine and so delicious. Love the thyme accent

  13. Hey Val! I made these for my husbands birthday dinner last night! They were the hit! Thank you for posting such great food and a variety of things. Really, being a mother of seven, I get in a rut with meals sometimes and I have never gone wrong with anything you post. I appreciate all of the work you put into this endeavor you have created on this blog, thanks again. Love,

    Shauna xoxoxo

  14. Not a huge a meat lover here but I will eat a pork chop any day. Pinning this recipe for later:)


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