in partnership with Chef Sharon Allen (Chef Sharon Allen)

Apple Cider Seared Pork Chops

These pork chops are a unique and easy dinner that will surprise you and your tastebuds!

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  • Dinner


  • 2 bone-in pork chops
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 3 ⅓ Tbsp kosher salt
  • ½ SnapDragon apple, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ¼ c apple cider
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ c heavy cream


  1. Prepare pork chops: one hour prior to cooking, add 1 c apple cider, 3 Tbsp salt, 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, and pork chops to a large ziplock or non-reactive bowl (ceramic or glass). Refrigerate.
  2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. While the skillet is heating, take out pork chops and pat completely dry. Season with remaining salt.
  3. Add 1 Tbsp butter to heated skillet. Once butter begins to brown, sear pork chops on each side until brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Remove pork chops and set aside. Add remaining butter to the skillet along with sliced apples. Cook apples for 30 seconds or until lightly browned. Remove.
  5. Add apple cider vinegar and mustard to skillet drippings. Whisk until combined, then add heavy cream and sliced apples. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Add pork chops to skillet and place in the oven at 350º F for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 145º F.