Brown Sugar and Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Our Brown Sugar and Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops strike the ideal balance between sweet and savory. This recipe combines the rich caramel flavors of brown sugar with the crisp, refreshing notes of apple cider to make a glaze that takes the succulent pork chops to the next level of deliciousness. These pork chops will quickly become a favorite, whether for a cozy family dinner or as an impressive dish for guests.


  • 4 pork chops (bone-in or boneless)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (fresh or dried)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Prepare the Pork Chops:
    • Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides.
    • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Add the pork chops and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Make the Glaze:
    • In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.
    • Add the apple cider, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and thyme. Stir to combine.
    • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  3. Cook the Pork Chops:
    • Return the seared pork chops to the skillet, spooning the glaze over them.
    • Reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet. Cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until the pork chops are cooked through (internal temperature of 145°F/63°C).
  4. Serve:
    • Transfer the pork chops to a serving plate and drizzle with the remaining glaze.
    • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with your favorite sides, such as mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables.

These Brown Sugar and Apple Cider Glazed Pork Chops are a delectable combination of flavors that will satisfy your palate. The sweet and tangy glaze pairs perfectly with the juicy pork, making this dish a must-have for any dinner party. Enjoy this comforting meal with your loved ones, and don’t forget to pass along the recipe!