This was good but less than exciting. I didn't have fresh thyme, so used dried instead. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The mustard was not overwhelming. This was a light sauce, maybe I was in the mood for something rich. I probably won't make it again.
Wow, after reading some of the reviews I am a little confused. To me and my man the sauce was wonderful, actually we could barely taste the mustard; I did however
use the coarse grained mustard as called for in the recipe which is much less intense than using regular
Dijon so that might account for some of the issues people were having. I used apple juice in lieu of apple cider as they are pretty much the same thing, cider is unfiltered as noted in the Wikipedia definition.
One thing though, it was too thin so I added just a bit of roux I keep in the freezer to give a little body by slightly thickening it. Worked out well and we both enjoyed them a lot. Chops browned in butter and then finished in the oven were a new one for me; they had good caramelization and great flavor. The one thing that I would do next time is to make the sauce in a separate skillet so I don't have to rush, then just add the drippings after the chops are finished. I could do this meal for entertaining by doing that; have the sauce made, the chops browned, even the accompanying Leek and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes made in advance. Just reheat the potatoes and sauce, then throw the chops in the oven. A wonderful meal and easy for entertaining. I only cooked 2 of the chops and did the other two the next night for a friend, reheating the potatoes and sauce. It took about 20 minutes to turn out a great meal since I had done all the work the night before. His eyes were rolling back in his head!
This recipe was easy to make and not very time consuming. I would have given this 5 stars, but I didn't think I would enjoy that much mustard, so I followed the direction of others and only added a teaspoon. After doing this, the flavor of the sauce was fantastic. Also, I used butterflies of pork tenderloin in place of the pork chops. Very yummy. Thanks for the recipe.
I thought this recipe excellent. Used the ingredients called for, including Grey Poupon's Harvest coarse grained mustard. I did not find the mustard unpleasant at all. My husband and I both enjoyed it.
Easy to make but I didn't like the flavor of the mustard.
Pork chops were juicy and delicious. I used boneless, but thick. Loved the combination of mustard and apples!
The Dijon mustard flavour completely overpowered the apple pieces and cider. I would use only a teaspoon next time.
What better time to use the apple cider stored in your basement/cellar, Chefin1950. You made the cider in October, let it set for a couple of months. Now you can use it. IMHO you don't under stand 'seasonal' ingredients. It's delicious !
While the recipe looks very interesting, it is now the beginning of January – not exactly the prime time to be buying/cooking with apple cider! IMHO, the 'Make it tonight' recipes should feature seasonal ingredients.
Excellent - Your magazine came today and this looked so good I ran out to buy pork chops. And for the first time ever, I served juicy, delicious chops. I got rave reviews from the two I served.