Author: Simple Foodie

Pork Chops in a Cider Brine

Pork Chops in a Cider Brine

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Servings: 4

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Pork Chops in a Cider Brine Recipe. If you want a flavorful and juicy pork chop this is the recipe for you. Every piece of this chop is full of flavor with the help of soaking it a cider brine overnight.


cider 2 cups
water 2 cups
kosher salt 1/4 cup
brown sugar 1/4 cup
sage 1 tsp
black pepper 1 Tbsp
cinnamon stick 1
juniper berry 1 Tbsp
pork chop 4 3/4 to 1 inch thick


  1. In a saucepan combine the cider and water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add the kosher salt and brown sugar. Stir until they completely dissolve.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the sage, black pepper, cinnamon stick, and juniper berries.
  4. Place the brine in a large bowl. Allow the brine to cool completely.
  5. Add the pork chops to the brine and cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Place in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight. Remove the pork chops and rinse them thoroughly under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels.
  7. In a frying pan heat the olive oil over high heat.
  8. Lower the heat to medium and cook the pork chops on each side for 5 minutes or until they are done.


Remember to rinse the pork chop as much as you can and pat them dry.