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Cranberry Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

December 3, 2015Danita
This post was written on behalf of SheSpeaks/Smithfield at Walmart.  As always, the recipe is delicious and all opinions are my own.

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Cranberry Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops, a quick and easy dish using flavors of the holiday season!

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?  I hope you all had a blessed day.  We had a wonderful time celebrating and expressing our thanks with friends and family.  One thing I am thankful for is my parents, who were with us for the first time in I-don’t-even-know-how-many years.

Then we enjoyed some leftovers!  Seriously, we love the leftovers.  Turkey dinner again, sandwiches and turkey noodle soup are a few of the things we look forward to each year.   

However, the one thing we always seem to throw away is cranberry sauce.  I know, you’re thinking, “Really?”  Yes, my husband is the only one who likes it.  The rest of us just smother everything in gravy.  This year, I decided to try a new recipe, Cranberry Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops, using a little of that left over cranberry sauce, apple cider and Smith All Natural Fresh Pork Chops (which I picked up at Walmart while shopping for Thanksgiving).

I didn’t really have a recipe to go by, I was just making this one up as I went along and was a little nervous about serving it to my family.  (Did I mention my husband is the only one who likes cranberry?)  But, everyone loved it!  My daughter commented that she liked it because it didn’t have “too much tang”.  The addition of apple cider and a little honey tempered the tartness of the cranberry sauce just perfectly.    

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If you’ve seen some of my other pork recipes (Baked Pork & Apples, Pork Kabobs, or Ham & Cheese Pocket Sandwiches) you know, Smithfield is my go-to for all things pork.  They offer all natural products, proudly raise their animals in the USA, provide jobs for community members and support both national and local causes.  Plus, it’s a quality product and tastes great!

Here’s the Recipe:

Seasoning:

  • 1-1 1/2 lbs Smithfield All Natural Boneless Pork Chops
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder 
  •   1/4 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp oil

Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cranberry sauce – 1/2 inch thick slice

*I used jellied cranberry sauce but whole would be good, too

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Mix flour, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper

Lightly bread each side of pork chops

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Heat oil in skillet and add pork chops

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Cook 2-3 minutes, then turn to brown other side

Cook until center of chop is no longer pink (time will depend on thickness of chops)

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Remove pork from pan and set aside

Add apple cider and apple cider vinegar to skillet and deglaze, making sure to scrape all the yummy bits from the bottom of the skillet

Add cranberry sauce and honey whisking until smooth

Add salt and pepper and continue to simmer until glaze begins to thicken slightly

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Add pork chops back to skillet, turning to coat and heat 1-2 minute on low

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Transfer chops to serving plate and drizzle with additional sauce or serve on the side  

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What did you make with your leftover?

Cranberry Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Seasoning
  1. 1-1 1/2 lbs Smithfield All Natural Boneless Pork Chops
  2. 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  3. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  4. 1/4 tsp chili powder
  5. salt and pepper to taste
  6. 2 Tbsp oil
Glaze
  1. 1/2 cup apple cider
  2. 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  3. 1 Tbsp honey
  4. salt and pepper to taste
  5. cranberry sauce – 1/2 inch thick slice
Instructions
  1. Mix flour, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper
  2. Lightly bread each side of pork chops
  3. Heat oil in skillet and add pork chops
  4. Cook 2-3 minutes, then turn to brown other side
  5. Cook until center of chop is no longer pink (time will depend on thickness of chops)
  6. Remove pork from pan and set aside
  7. Add apple cider and apple cider vinegar to skillet and deglaze, making sure to scrape all the yummy bits from the bottom of the skillet
  8. Add cranberry sauce and honey whisking until smooth
  9. Add salt and pepper and continue to simmer until glaze begins to thicken slightly
  10. Add pork chops back to skillet, turning to coat and heat 1-2 minute on low
  11. Transfer chops to serving plate and drizzle with additional sauce or serve on the side
Notes
  1. Whole or jellied cranberry sauce is fine
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7 Comments

  • Jennifer Egan

    December 3, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    For those of us who make the cranberry sauce and don’t use a can… can you approximate how much 1/2 slice might equate in terms of a cup measurement? Thanks.

    1. Danita

      December 3, 2017 at 3:29 PM

      Sure Jennifer. I would estimate about 1/3 cup but it might be best to start with that much, taste and add more if you need a little more of the cranberry flavor. I’d love to hear how it turns out and how much you used. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Sherri

    October 27, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Sounds so yummy! Would this recipe be for 4 pork chops?

    1. Danita

      October 28, 2016 at 8:26 AM

      Yes, this would work well for 4 chops. My package had five but they were pretty small. Thanks so much for stopping by, Sherry. Have a blessed weekend!

  • Dylisha

    September 22, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    Would it be possible to convert this recipe for a slow cooker?

    1. Danita

      September 23, 2016 at 6:16 AM

      Good question! I think it could probably work with pork chops as long as they were nice and thick. I would probably put them on low for 3-4 hours and see how they were doing. The only potential problem I see would be having them dry out. Pork chops can easily be overcooked and become dry. I would try it maybe on a day I could keep an eye on it and turn it off before that happens. Another idea would be to use a pork roast with this glaze. The roast could take a longer time in the crock pot and wouldn’t be as likely to get dry.

      If you decide to give it a try, I ‘d love to hear how it turns out!
      Thanks for stopping by

  • The Mad Mommy

    December 11, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    This looks so darn tasty! I bet this would be the star of any holiday table! Thank you for co-hosting the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup with me!

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