Best-Ever Brined Pork Chops with Spiced Apples and Raisins

Small Kitchen Chronicles
24Ingredients
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80Minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 thyme sprig (fresh)
  • 2 bone (thick-cut, in pork loin chops, approximately 3/4 pound each)
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/2-inch-thick wedges)
  • 1 thyme sprig (fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/3 cup frozen apple juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 pinches cayenne pepper
  • 2 pinches cardamom
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
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