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JEM Maple Cider Brined Pork Chops with Gala Apple Maple Chutney

Succulent and refined, this preparation will impress

far beyond your typical pork chops and apple sauce crowd.


Easy to prep in advance, we owe our thanks to Let's Pretend Catering in South Hero, VT

for helping us play the part of expert chef.


Yield: 4 pork chops


2 cups apple cider

1/4 cup JEM Reserve Maple Syrup

2 tablespoons salt

2 cinnamon sticks

1 star anise

2 cloves

4 allspice berries

4 double thick cut pork chops


Combine all ingredients (except pork chops) in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then chill.

Place pork chops in a shallow baking dish and cover with chilled brine. Place in the refrigerator for 24-48 hours

Remove from the brine and grill. Bring to 155°F and then remove from the heat. Let rest for 10-15 minutes before serving with apple maple chutney (recipe below)

Apple Maple Chutney Recipe

4 gala apples, diced with skin on

1/2 cup JEM Reserve Maple Syrup

2 cinnamon sticks

1 inch grated ginger

1 star anise

1/4 teaspoon chili flakes

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 small vidalia onion, diced

Combine all ingredients in a pot and simmer until tender but not mushy. Chill and serve with pork chops

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