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Pork Chops with Apple Cider Glaze

Gather Your IngredientsStart with fresh pork chops, apple cider, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. The combination of these simple ingredients creates a rich and flavorful glaze that enhances the pork.

Prepare the Pork ChopsSeason your pork chops with salt and pepper. Let them sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes. This step ensures the meat cooks evenly and absorbs the flavors more effectively.

Sear the Pork ChopsHeat a skillet over medium-high heat with a bit of oil. Sear the pork chops on each side until they develop a golden-brown crust. This step locks in the juices, making the chops tender and flavorful.

Make the Apple Cider GlazeIn the same skillet, combine apple cider, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and minced garlic. Let the mixture simmer until it reduces and thickens into a glossy glaze. The apple cider adds a delightful sweetness.

Glaze the Pork ChopsReturn the seared pork chops to the skillet. Spoon the apple cider glaze over the chops, turning them to coat evenly. Let them simmer in the glaze for a few minutes, ensuring the flavors meld together.

Finish and ServeOnce the pork chops are fully cooked, remove them from the skillet and let them rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring every bite is juicy and flavorful. Serve with a drizzle of extra glaze.

Pair with SidesServe your Sweet Apple Cider Pork Chops with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad. The sweet and savory flavors of the pork chops pair perfectly with a variety of sides, making for a balanced and delicious meal.

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