Brian in the Kitchen


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November 1 2019

Fall Grilling - Grilled Pork Chops with Apple-Cranberry Glaze


    1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
    1 tablespoon sugar
    2 cups apple cider
    2 cups water
    6 allspice berries (dry spice)
    1/2 bay leaf
    1/2 tablespoon thyme leaves (dry spice)
    1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (dry spice)


    1/16 teaspoon red pepper
    2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
    6 bone-in pork chops or boneless loin chops, (1-inch thick)
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup apple sauce
    1/2 cup cranberry sauce
    1/2 cup maple syrup

Mix brine ingredients and stir well. Place chops in brine and refrigerate for 12–24 hours.

In a small pan, add sauce ingredients and mix well. Heat until mixture is warm. Reserve 1/2 cup of sauce for plating.

Build a charcoal fire for direct grilling. Grill chops directly over coals (approximately 450°F) for 8 minutes on each side. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, baste both sides of the chops well with sauce. Internal temperature of chops should reach 150–155°F prior to removing from grill.

Drizzle reserve sauce over chops when serving, or serve warm on the side.