4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

Maple syrup makes a fine stand-in for honey or sugar in sauces. Here, it adds a rich, sweet note to herbed mustard sauce. This sauce goes nicely with sautéed chicken breasts as well.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle pork chops evenly with salt and pepper; add pork to pan. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan; keep warm.

Step 2

Add broth and next 4 ingredients (through thyme) to pan. Bring to a boil, and cook for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cream, and reduce heat to medium. Return pork to pan; simmer 3 minutes or until pork is done, turning once.

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Ratings & Reviews

Vicuska's Review

June 09, 2013
Excellent for weeknight or for guests! Outstanding sauce and quick and easy to make. I reduced the amount of maple a bit, but other than that it is perfect.

kellergirl's Review

March 10, 2013
The sauce is really yummy and would be excellent on chicken, too. This was quick and easy. I served it with roasted veggies: sweet potato, red bell pepper, and red onion. The sauce was yummy on the veggies, too.

JenBowen's Review

February 05, 2012

SydneFitz's Review

October 21, 2011
My husband and I LOVE this recipe and everyone I've ever made it for loves it too! It's easy to make without too many ingredients. I generally double the sauce because it's so darn good! I now just use dry sage/thyme after trying it both ways and not being able to tell the difference and regular milk instead of cream. I use Wondra to thicken up the sauce right before serving with mashed potato's! Delicious!

Marcianno's Review

October 03, 2011
Simple and tasty dish. . . will go into rotation.

karenwood's Review

September 14, 2011
Fabulous! Will make again and again

RLoushin's Review

November 02, 2010
Unbelievable how easy and delicious this dish is. I didn't change a thing except I had to use dried sage leaves. Will definitely be adding this to my favorites and would certainly make it for a special occasion. I served with brown rice and roasted acorn squash. It felt like a perfect autumn meal.

AlysonS's Review

September 21, 2010
This is one of my favorite CL recipes. I can't even count how many times I've made these pork chops! To me, it's the epitome of a 5-star recipe: it's quick, uses common ingredients, and is absolutely delicious. The sauce is really what makes it...it's deliciously addictive! Because I have a sweet tooth, I always increase the maple syrup. I've made the sauce with and without the cream at the end, and to me, there's not much difference, so if I happen to have cream on hand, I add it, but I don't go out of my way to buy it. The fresh sage, though, is key--don't be tempted to omit it!

bkdice's Review

March 07, 2010
really tasty, quick, and easy. i used sour cream in place of heavy cream. great weeknight meal. be careful not to dry out the pork chop.

London1's Review

October 05, 2009
Very easy to make and the sauce was really tasty.