Apple Cider Brined Pork Chops

The secret to moist and delicious pork chops is to first brine or soak them in a mixture of water, apple cider, maple syrup and salt.

Serves: Makes 6 servings.
  • Apple Cider Brine:
  • Pork Chops:
5 mins Prep time 12 mins Cook time
5 mins Prep time
12 mins Cook time
  • For the Brine, pour cold water, apple cider and syrup into large plastic or glass container, or 2-gallon resealable plastic bag. Stir in salt until dissolved. Place pork chops in brine to cover. If necessary, place a plate on top of pork chops to keep them submerged. Cover container or seal bag.

  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Remove pork chops from brine. Discard remaining brine. Rinse pork chops under cool running water. Pat dry. Brush pork chops lightly with oil. Rub with Pork Rub.

  • Grill over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until pork is desired doneness.

Cooking tip

To prepare Brine without apple cider and maple syrup, increase water to 8 cups and add 1/2 cup sugar. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 195Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Sodium: 510mgProtein: 21g
  • Total Fat: 11gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 3g

Ratings & Reviews: 1

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  • E on 11/24/2013

    Love this recipe! I put my chops in the brine as soon as I get home from the store in quart bags (3 to a bag for 2 people) and then freeze. When I am ready to use them I thaw them out and the brining is done. Bake, fry, grill or bread they are delicious.

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