Tuesday, February 21, 2012

QUICK ENTREE: APPLE-MUSTARD GLAZED PORK CHOPS

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Apple and mustard flavors combine beautifully in this dish to create a succulent sauce for pan-seared chops.  It’s an easy entree that comes together quickly.  If you're looking for side dishes to accompany  these chops, how about Caramelized Onion Winter Squash Mash, or Garlicky Cauliflower and Snap Peas.

Apple-Mustard Glazed Pork Chops
Adapted from
Good Housekeeping, November 2011
Rating:  9.5 out of 10

INGREDIENTS: 
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 boneless pork chops, 3/4” thick
1/4 + 1/8 tsp. Morton kosher salt, divided
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
6 Tbsp. frozen apple juice concentrate
6 Tbsp. water
1/4 cup Apple Jack brandy (or water)
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter

In 12-inch heavy skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. oil on medium-high heat.  Sprinkle chops with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper.  Cook 3 minutes, turn, cook 3 more minutes, or till browned yet slightly pink in center.  Transfer chops to plate and keep warm.  To skillet, add remaining 1 tsp. oil and onion.  Sprinkle with remaining 1/8 tsp. salt.  Cook 2 minutes, stirring.  Add apple juice concentrate, water and brandy; cook 4-5 minutes or till reduced by half.  Stir in mustard and butter; cook till incorporated.  Spoon over pork.  Yield:  4 servings

9 comments:

Pat Palmer said...

I'm going to try these. They sound delicious!!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I've had a hankering for pork-chops and this recipe looks delicious and just what I've been looking for! Thank you for sharing a great recipe!

All Things Yummy said...

Great alternative to porkchops and applesauce. Looks really yummy.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I love this! I can only imagine the wonderful aroma and sweetness the apples bring to the dish!

Rita said...

That is one way to bring pork chops to new heights; love it; apples and pork go so well together.
Rita

Pam said...

I am bookmarking this. Love all those great flavors you have going on in this. Thanks~

Lynda said...

Sounds easy and delicious! So do the sides.

Judy said...

Ocean Breezes: You're welcome!
Lynda: Thank you.

Judy said...

Pam, You're welcome!