Apple and Brown Sugar Brine

Apple and Brown Sugar Brine

Apple and Brown Sugar Brine

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sea salt
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Dissolve sugar and salt in 4 cups of hot water. Add 4 cups ice water, plus apple juice concentrate, peppercorns, and thyme. Stir to combine.
  2. Use to brine pork chops, brining in the refrigerator up to 2 hours before cooking. Larger cuts may be able to withstand longer brining, but small cuts of pork may get mushy.
  3. Prior to cooking, remove from brine, and pat dry.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.

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