Pressure Cooker Apple Cider Pork Chops

"Invented with what was on hand on a crisp Autumn evening"
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  • 6 pork chops, bone-in, 3/4-inch think
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt, such as Lowery's
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 -12 dried apples, slices
  • 2 tablespoons aspen mulling spices
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour


  • Sprinkle chops with seasoned salt on both sides and let rest for 3 or 4 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in the bottom of the pressure cooker over medium heat. Brown chops on both sides and then remove a plate.
  • Place basket in pressure cooker. Press one or two dried apple slices on each chop and sprinkle each with a bit of the Aspen spice mix.
  • Fit the chops into the basket, standing on edge, sandwiching the apple slice between the chops.
  • Pour the cider over the chops and secure the pressure cooker lid onto the pot.
  • Bring to high pressure (15 lbs) over medium heat, adjusting the heat to maintain the pressure (according to the cooker's manufacturer's instructions) and cook at that pressure for 17 minutes.
  • Remove cooker from heat and let pressure drop naturally, which should take about 10 minutes.
  • Remove chops carefully to serving platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, melt better in a 1-cup glass measure in the microwave (30 seconds on high) Stir in flour with a whisk and microwave 40 more seconds, whisking at the end of the time.
  • Add a bit of the pot liquid to the roux in the glass measure and whisk smooth. Then add the roux to the pot and heat to boil, whisking until slightly thickened.
  • Pour sauce over chops and serve.

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  1. This was really good. I didn't have Lawry's, dried apples, mulling spices. I substituted Brown Sugar Bourbon seasoning by McCormick's and used dried apricots. I also added a grated carrot and finely chopped onion slice. The carrot cooked down and colored the sauce and made a nice texture. It was really easy and that was really essential as I wasn't in the mood for cooking. Also the idea of mixing butter into the flour before adding to the pot liquor was very good.


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