Pork Chops with Apricot Brandy Sauce

Pat Duran


This is a delightful recipe from my sister who got it from the internet from: steamykitchen.com
These are so tender and so beautiful when served- you will say "Did I do that?" Enjoy the recipe!

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4 servings
10 Min
20 Min


3/4 to 1 c
(a handful) dried apricots, halved
1/3 c
brandy or cognac or apple juice
1/2 tsp
gourmet roasted ground cumin
1/2 tsp
gourmet roasted ground ginger
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
4 large
thick-cut pork chops-lightly scored on one side to edge
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2 Tbsp
real butter
1 large
onion , sliced
1 c
chicken broth, condensed

How to Make Pork Chops with Apricot Brandy Sauce


  • 1Soak the apricots in brandy in a small bowl. Combine the cumin, ginger, salt and pepper.
    (Lightly score pork chops on one side with a sharp knife to prevent them from curling during cooking and helps with even cooking.)Rub the dry cumin mixture evenly on both sides of pork chops.
  • 2Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork chops, cook 3 minutes each side until browned and mostly cooked all the way through. Remove chops to plate- to finish cooking later in recipe.
  • 3Return skillet to medium-low and add the butter and onions. Gently sauté onions for 5 minutes. Make sure they do not burn. Add the dried apricots, but not the brandy yet and sauté another minute. Turn heat to medium-high and pour in the Brandy that the apricots were soaked in . Let simmer for 1 minute.
  • 4Pour in chicken broth. Return the chops back into the pan, squishing them in the sauce. Cover and cook for 3 minutes until the inside of chops is barely blush - pink.

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About Pork Chops with Apricot Brandy Sauce

Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy