Angry Orchard Hard Cider Glazed Pork Chops
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 2 servings
Hard Cider glazed pork chops with sweet onions and apples make any weeknight taste like the weekend! Super quick to whip up-- have supper on the table in less than half an hour.
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dried Tarragon
  • Giant Eagle Pick 5 Texas BBQ Pork Chops (or 2 regular boneless pork chops)
  • 12 oz bottle of Angry Orchard Easy Apple Hard Cider
  • 1 medium crisp Apple, peeled, cored and sliced thick (Optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat 1 Tbs olive oil in 12 inch cast iron skillet, over medium--high heat. Saute onions, garlic and tarragon until onions are almost translucent-- about 5 minutes.
  3. Add apple, if using and saute 1 minute longer.
  4. Move onions and apples to side of pan.
  5. Add remaining 1 Tbs olive oil and add pork chops. Sear 3 minutes on each side. Spoon onion/apple mixture on top of each chop.
  6. Pour ¾ bottle of the Hard Cider into the hot pan and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits. Cook 1 minute.
  7. Using spoon, baste chops with the ale.
  8. Cover the pan with foil and bake in preheated oven 10 - 14 minutes, until fully cooked.
  9. Enjoy the remaining ¼ bottle of ale, while you wait for the chops to finish ;)
  10. Remove pan from oven, plate chops and spoon the thickened ale mixture over each chop.
  11. Serve hot with baked or mashed potatoes and a veg.
Recipe by A Hen's Nest - NW PA Single Woman Mom Blog at