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This quick pork chop recipe is the perfect autumnal weeknight dinner. First, you’ll coat pork chops with a spicy maple-mustard glaze, then broil them to create a mouthwatering caramelized crust on each piece. These bake alongside savory-sweet parsnips, fennel, and apples, which play off the juicy meat. Fennel fronds are a fresh way to garnish this dish, but if you can’t find bulbs that have their stalks still intact, you can use chopped fresh parsley instead. Serve with a light, spicy red wine like pinot noir or Syrah, or a medium bodied white like Chardonnay or pinot gris.


Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450°F with rack in center position. Season pork with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Arrange on 1 side of a large, rimmed baking sheet. Whisk mustard, syrup, and 1 tablespoon oil in a small bowl; brush mixture on top of pork.

  • Toss parsnips, fennel, apples, and garlic with remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and 3 tablespoons oil in a large bowl until coated. Arrange mixture in a single layer on other side of baking sheet.

  • Bake until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil (do not remove baking sheet from oven). Broil until vegetables start to turn golden and slightly crisp and a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of pork registers 145°F, about 4 minutes. Top parsnip-fennel mixture with fennel fronds and serve.

Nutrition Facts

584 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 156mg; fiber 10g; protein 53g; carbohydrates 41g; sodium 852mg; sugars 19g.