For the Pork Chops:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
For the Apple Cider Glaze:
1 cup apple cider or apple juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1. Season the Pork Chops:
Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels and season both sides with salt and pepper.
2. Preheat the Skillet:
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the vegetable oil.
3. Sear the Pork Chops:
Place the pork chops in the hot skillet and sear for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they develop a golden-brown crust and reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the chops.
4. Remove the Pork Chops:
Transfer the seared pork chops to a plate and cover them with aluminum foil to keep warm.
5. Make the Apple Cider Glaze:
In the same skillet, add apple cider, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Stir well to combine. Let the mixture simmer and reduce for about 5-7 minutes, or until it thickens and becomes a glaze.
6. Finish with Butter:
Reduce the heat to low and add the butter to the glaze. Stir until the butter is fully melted and the glaze is smooth.
Return the seared pork chops to the skillet, and spoon the apple cider glaze over them. Let them heat through for a minute or two, until thoroughly cooked.
Serve the pork chops with the apple cider glaze and your choice of sides. Try it paired with some of our simple premade sides, such as gratin potatoes, mashed potatoes or honey glazed carrots!