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4 thick centercut pork chops (bone-in)
Bourbon Glaze: 2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 TBL. brown sugar
1/3 cup whiskey/bourbon (such as Jack Daniels®)
3 TBL.whiskey/bourbon (such as Jack Daniels®)
Heat cider, honey, cider vinegar and brown sugar is saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low; simmer stirring often, about 20 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2/3 cup. In separate small saucepan over lowmedium heat, simmer whiskey for 10 minutes; stir into apple cider mixture and reduce to 1/2 cup glaze. Let cool. Stir 3 TBL. whiskey into cider glaze. Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper to taste. Pour 1/2 of glaze into bottom of soaked Romertopf and top with pork chops. Pour remaining glaze over the chops. Place lid on baker and put in oven. Set oven temperature to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and bake 1 hour or until chops are tender. Let sit, covered, 15 minutes before serving.
Before every use, soak the clay baker lid for 15 minutes in water. If you are short on time, holding the lid under running cold water for about 30 seconds is sufficient for the pores to hold water.
Place ingredients inside base of clay baker
Always place your baker in a cold oven.
Set the oven temperature after the clay baker has been placed in cold oven to allow the baker to heat up gradually. Most recipes can be prepared at an oven temperature of around 375-500 degrees Fahrenheit. Generally, lower temperatures (between 375-425 degrees Fahrenheit) are ideal for meals requiring a long cooking time, while higher temperatures (425 and up) are for meals that require a short cooking time.
Go relax while your clay baker prepares your meal to perfection! (optional, but highly recommended!)
Do not subject your clay baker to extreme temperature changes such as putting in cold water or on a cold surface (such as marble) straight from the oven. Place the clay baker on a hot pad or wooden cutting board to avoid drastic temperature changes.
Romertopf Clay Bakers are designed for traditional and convection oven use and are microwave safe as well, however they are not for use on an open flame, stovetop, grill, wood stoves or wood-fired ovens.
Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chops