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Drunken Apple Pork Chops - this easy 30 minute recipe is a quick dinner idea and perfect for busy weeknights
5 from 2 votes

Drunken Apple Pork Chops

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time21 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 5
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 5-6 thin cut boneless pork chops
  • House seasoning blend
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion - sliced
  • 1 Jonagold apple - peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic - sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 12 oz bottle of Angry Orchard Hard Cider
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat until pan is hot and oil is shimmering.
  • Add pork chops to pan and sear for about 3 minutes on each side or until browned (they don’t have be cooked through since they will simmer longer).
  • Remove chops from the skillet.
  • Add onions, apples and garlic to pan and saute until softened and translucent.
  • Add flour to skillet and stir for 1 minute.
  • Stir in Angry Orchard Hard Cider, brown sugar, thyme and bay leaf.
  • Add pork chops back into the skillet; simmer uncovered for 10 minutes or until pork chops are fully cooked, flipping once.
  • Sauce will thicken as the chops simmer.
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