Peach Glazed Pork Chops is a flavorful dish that combines the natural sweetness of peaches with savory pork chops. The pork is seasoned with a blend of spices, and it is topped with a delicious peach glaze which adds a perfect balance of sweet and tangy notes. It’s an impressive meal that’s perfect for a special occasion or a family dinner! I also have Roasted Peach Chicken that you will love, using the same peach glaze.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Peaches: Fresh peaches are preferred for this recipe. However, in a pinch, you could add frozen peaches or canned peaches. But, the consistency of the peaches will be different.
Peach Preserves: The peach preserves are the base for the peach glaze. If you don’t have preserves, peach jam or jelly would be suitable substitutes. The versatile peach glaze is the same amazing glaze I have also used in Jalapeno Peach Chicken, Coconut Peach Chicken, and Jalapeno Peach Hasselback Kielbasa.
Red Pepper Flakes: I like the subtle (it’s very minimal) heat and spiciness the red pepper flakes bring to the glaze. However, you could certainly leave them out if preferred.
Pork: Look for 4 boneless, thick-cut pork chops. Bone-in pork chops would also work, but cooking times may vary, depending on the size and thickness.
What To Serve With Peach Glazed Pork Chops
When serving Peach Glazed Pork Chops, it’s a great idea to choose side dishes that complement and enhance the flavors of the dish. Here are some delicious options to consider:
- Roasted Vegetables like green beans, asparagus, or Brussels sprouts
- Mashed Potatoes (or Cauliflower Mashed)
- Wedge Salad
- Creamed Spinach
- Roasted Potatoes
Can I Make The Glaze Ahead Of Time?
Absolutely! If you want to save some time when preparing this dish, make the peach glaze in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last up to 2-3 days. When ready to use the glaze in this recipe, simply reheat it gently on the stovetop or in the microwave.
How To Store Peach Glazed Pork Chops
To store leftover peach-glazed pork chops, first, let them cool to room temperature. Then, if possible, store the pork chops and glaze in separate airtight containers. They will last up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave, in the oven, or pan-searing. If you stored the glaze separately, you can warm it and drizzle it over the reheated pork chops just before serving.
Peach Glazed Pork Chops
- 2 yellow peaches, pitted, sliced
- ½ cup (160 g) peach preserves
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 4 thick boneless pork chops, 1-1 ½ inches thick, about 2 pounds
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- To a medium bowl, add the glaze ingredients. Mix until incorporated. Set aside while you prepare the pork chops.
- Use a paper towel to pat the pork chops dry.
- Add salt, black pepper, and chili powder to a small bowl. Whisk together to combine.
- Apply the seasoning mixture evenly to both sides of each pork chop.
- To a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add oil. Once hot, add seasoned pork chops. (Depending on the size of the skillet, you may have to work in batches. Do not overcrowd the pan).
- Cook the pork chops for 7-10 minutes per side, or until browned and the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. (Cooking times may vary, depending on the thickness of the pork chops.)
- Remove from heat. Transfer the pork to a plate. Tent to keep warm
- To the same skillet add the peaches. Cook, stirring occasionally, for an additional 3 minutes, or until the peaches have softened.
- Pour the peach glaze into the skillet with the peaches. Stir to coat the peaches evenly with the glaze, scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan as you go.
- Add the pork chops back to the skillet. Spoon glaze over the top of the pork and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until warmed through. Serve immediately.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
This peach glaze really amplifies any kind of meat. I love it with these pork chops. Make sure you try this one before your peaches are no longer in season!
As a fan of pork chops, I love trying them in new, flavorful ways. And this recipe is delicious. The peach glaze is at it again, meaning adding lots of flavor to the pork as it has to other meats. YUM!
I would eat this glaze on everything, It is so delicious with these pork chops! Definitely must try!
Peach glaze certainly heightens so many different things, such as these pork chops! A great sweetness is added to the seasoned pork chops. A good balance!