I don’t typically love to make pork chops at home. They always end up dry. As a bone. And gray. But not this time! They came out perfectly juicy. I seasoned them with smoked paprika, salt, and pepper, and made an apple glaze for the top. They were delicious.
I served them with homemade mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.
Everyone loved this meal (a miracle unto itself)!
Smoky Pork Chops with Apple Glaze
Serves: two adults, two kids
3 bone-in pork chops
Apple juice (I used two lower-sugar apple juice cartons)
Preheat the oven to 300F. Pour the cartons of apple juice into a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer. This will reduce and become the glaze.
Add some olive oil to a grill pan, that’s been preheated over medium high head. Sprinkle S&P and smoked paprika onto the pork chops (I rubbed the spices into the meat) and place them on the grill pan. Grill for about 5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a baking sheet (or place grill pan) and put in the oven for about 20 minutes, to finish cooking.
Top with the apple glaze and serve.