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Pork Chops with Apple - a taste of fall in 30 minutes

Pork chops with apple is a fall classic. But we can actually make it tastier and simpler. And yes, it’s a one-pot dish, ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 715kcal

Ingredients

For the chops

  • 2 thick (bone-in) pork chops
  • 2 tablespoon neutral oil (like canola)
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon “warm” spice, such as cinnamon, allspice, etc (optional)

For the sauce

  • 2 crisp apples (like Fuji), cored and cut into 12 wedges each
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sage, chopped
  • ½ c red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, unpeeled, crushed
  • ½ c chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pat pork chop dry, season with salt, pepper, and your favorite spice
  • In a large frying pan, wait for the oil to get really hot
  • Add pork chops and cook for about 3 minutes per side
  • Remove from the pan and loosely cover with foil
  • Do a quick temperature check or cut into one chop (the temperature should be less than 145°F and/or the inside of the chop should be still a little pink)
  • In the same pan, heat the butter until bubbly, then add apples, onions, garlic, sage, and rosemary
  • Cook for about 4 minutes while stirring and occasionally turning the apple pieces.
  • Add chicken stock, heavy cream, and Dijon mustard
  • Reduce heat and let simmer until the sauce starts to thicken, about 10 minutes (if the sauce reduces too quickly, add some more chicken stock or water; if it won’t thicken, add some apple sauce)
  • Taste and add more salt and/or pepper as needed
  • Add pork chops back into the pan and baste with the sauce for about 5 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 145°F
  • Serve with a French baguette

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 715kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 48g | Sodium: 2020mg | Potassium: 973mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 703IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 105mg