Grilled Pork Chops with Apple-Cranberry Glaze

Grilled Pork Chops with Apple-Cranberry Glaze Print this recipe

Yields: 6 servings
Cook time: 16 minutes Prep time: 15 minutes



  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 allspice berries (dry spice)
  • ½ bay leaf
  • ½ tablespoon thyme leaves (dry spice)
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic (dry spice)


  • 1/16 teaspoon red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 6 bone-in pork chops or boneless loin chops, (1-inch thick)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce
  • ½ cup maple syrup


  1. Mix brine ingredients and stir well. Place chops in brine and refrigerate for 12-24 hours.
  1. In a small pan, add sauce ingredients and mix well. Heat until mixture is warm. Reserve ½ cup of sauce for plating.
  2. Build a charcoal fire for direct grilling. Grill chops directly over coals (approximately 450°F) for 8 minutes on each side. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, baste both sides of the chops well with sauce. Internal temperature of chops should reach 150-155°F prior to removing from grill.
  3. Drizzle reserve sauce over chops when serving, or serve warm on the side.
  4. Recipe created by Barbecue Expert Chris Lilly, on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.


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