These Juicy Lemon Apple Cider Pork Chops are the bomb-diggity! They feature a tangy citrus flavor with the sweetness of apple cider, perfect for fall!
What’s up? For me, I’ve had a pretty busy week which now left me with no “new” recipe post for today.
Yes, it’s new for those who follow the blog, but it’s an oldie for those on the email mailing list. However, when push comes to shove I decided to pop this post onto the blog (even though the photos leave something to be desired) because:
- I had no other post for today (if you follow me on Instagram, you saw how I epically failed in making egg-less meringues, recipe to be developed further and coming soon), but more importantly:
- This is an egg-cellent (pun for number one!) recipe for the fall season – who doesn’t like everything that has to do with apples right about now?!
So, what I propose: one day this weekend prepare the marinade and marinate the pork chops in the afternoon. Go for a lovely walk to enjoy the changing leaves, the autumn smell, maybe go apple picking or visit a market. Then come back home and cook these yummy Lemon Apple Cider Pork Chops. The goal here is not to over complicate things and enjoy your time outside instead of in the kitchen; but if you like to be there, like me, it’s ok to make something else this weekend as well.
Also, while the pork chops are in the oven you can make a yummy side dish, in the email I state that these would go amazing with a Lemony Apple Salad or squirt some lemon juice onto some garlicky rapini.
Hope you enjoy!
- 2 pork chops, about ¾- to 1-inch thick
- Salt & pepper
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 cup apple cider
- In a shallow dish, place pork chops and season both sides with salt and pepper, then add lemon juice and apple cider. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to 4 hours.
- When ready for dinner, heat oven and oven safe skillet at 400F.
- As the oven and skillet are heating, remove pork from the marinade and pat dry.
- Once the oven is at 400F. Pull out the skillet (please wear oven gloves!) and place on a burner set at medium-high heat. Place the pork chops inside and sear for about 3 minutes - make sure your fan is on high!
- Next, flip the pork chops over and return the skillet to the oven until the pork chops are cooked and a thermometer reads 140 - 145F, about 6 - 10 minutes. If you desire, you can place a bit of apple cider over the pork chops while they roast in the oven to form a sort of saucy glaze.
- Once cooked, remove pork chops from oven and skillet and tent with aluminum foil for about 5 minutes before serving.
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