Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Lisa Powell Bailey; Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Other Time
35 Mins
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together 1/4 cup apple juice, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, and mustard in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add pork. Seal bag, and shake well to coat. Chill 30 minutes, turning once. Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade. Pat pork dry, and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper.

Step 2

Cook pork in hot oil in large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes on each side. Remove chops from skillet.

Step 3

Cook onion and garlic in hot drippings, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add remaining 3/4 cup apple juice to skillet, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet. Stir in rosemary, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper.

Step 4

Bring onion mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half.

Step 5

Add pork to onion mixture, turning to coat. Cover and cook 5 to 10 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 155°. Remove from heat, and place pork on a serving platter. Cover with aluminum foil. Let stand 5 minutes.

Step 6

Meanwhile, whisk together 1/4 cup water, 1 Tbsp. flour, remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar, and remaining 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar in skillet until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened and bubbly. Drizzle sauce over pork, or serve with pork, if desired. Garnish, if desired.

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Ratings & Reviews

beth5533's Review

August 18, 2014

limomx3's Review

January 01, 2014
Excellent! I cooked it exactly as the recipe stated. Turned out great.

roguelemur's Review

July 02, 2013
Subbed local honey for the brown sugar and it was delicious! Also thickened the sauce with potato starch instead of flour since I can't eat flour. Served it with some sauted green beans with leeks and sliced rosemary/garlic bread - the husband loved it!

Whitneyc12's Review

January 08, 2013
This is a great recipe! I was surprised at how easy it was!

gjulie's Review

June 13, 2012
I've made this twice now and it's now one of my favorite pork chop recipes. Only thing I did differently is I used italian seasoning with rosemary in it along with basil and oregano. I think that much rosemary on its own would be a bit overwhelming. I served it with brussel sprouts sauteed with a little bit of the balsamic sauce and my family loves it.

steponme's Review

February 16, 2011
Good pork chop recipe. With the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar it kind of reminded me of a sweet n' sour pork. I served it with rice and mixed veggies.