Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

  • 4 pork chops bone-in (about 8 oz / 225 gr each)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (or regular brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fine grain salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 ½ cups apple cider
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and place a rack in the middle.
  2. In a small saucepan combine apple cider, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook until reduced and thickened — at least 10 to 15 minutes. 
  3. In a small bowl combine sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and mix with a fork — it will be the consistency of a crumbly paste. 
  4. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels, and then cover the chops on all sides with the spice rub.
  5. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet (or other oven-proof skillet) over medium-high heat. 
  6. When sizzling, add pork chops and sear on both sides until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
  7. Place in the oven and roast for about 5 minutes.
  8. Remove pork chops from the oven, pour glaze over them, return in the oven and bake for further 5 minutes until caramelized.
  9. Serve immediately!

Source: The Iron You

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