Pork Chops with Apricot Sauce

Cuisinart original

Say good-bye to dry pork chops with the Cuisinart® Pressure Cooker, which cooks them up in minutes.


Makes 4 servings


4            boneless pork chops, about 2 inches thick

1            teaspoon kosher salt

¼           teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1             tablespoon olive oil

½           cup apricot jam

13         cup chicken broth

2             garlic cloves, smashed

2            thyme sprigs

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (1 pork chop): Calories 430 (46% from fat) • carb. 26g • pro. 32g • fat 22g sat. fat 7g • chol. 92mg • sod. 499mg calc. 76mg • fiber 0g



  1. Season the pork chops with the salt and pepper. Put the olive oil into the cooking pot  of the Cuisinart® Pressure Cooker and select Brown. Once hot, add 2 of the pork chops and brown on both sides. Remove and reserve. Repeat with remaining pork chops.
  2. Return the browned pork chops to the pot and add the apricot jam, broth, garlic and thyme sprigs. Secure the lid and select High Pressure. Set the time for 8 minutes. When the audible beep sounds, use Quick Pressure Release. Once pressure is completely released, the red indicator will drop.
  3. Remove lid and transfer the pork chops to a serving plate. Remove and discard the garlic clove and thyme sprigs. Select Brown to simmer cooking liquid to thicken. Spoon over pork chops and serve immediately.