Pork Chops with Apples

By November 10, 2015
 1 Package Pork Chops (2)
 2 tbsp butter (or 1 oil and 1 butter)
 1/2 white or red onion, thinly sliced in half moons
 1 large or two small apples, sliced
 A few teaspoons honey
 1/2 cup Apple Cider
1

Heat the oven to 350. Sauté the pork chops in butter or oil over medium high heat. You want to get a nice golden brown on each side of the chops, about 3-4 minutes per side, and then move them to the oven to finish cooking. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chops. Check after 8-10 minutes: press the center of the chop. When it begins to firm up it is cooked enough. Try to avoid over cooking.

2

While the chops are in the oven, pour off the oil from the sauté pan. Add 1 tbsp butter, some thinly sliced onion and sliced apples. Toss the onions and apples to coat with the butter and take on a little color. Add some honey. The honey and butter will caramelize. Add some of the cider (about 1/4 cup to start) and let the mixture reduce to create the sauce for the pork chops.

3

Bring the chops from the oven. Season with salt and pepper. Place the pork chops on the dinner plates or a serving platter and spoon the apple, onion and cider sauce over the chops.

4

Serve braised greens or a root vegetable mash alongside.

Ingredients

 1 Package Pork Chops (2)
 2 tbsp butter (or 1 oil and 1 butter)
 1/2 white or red onion, thinly sliced in half moons
 1 large or two small apples, sliced
 A few teaspoons honey
 1/2 cup Apple Cider

Directions

1

Heat the oven to 350. Sauté the pork chops in butter or oil over medium high heat. You want to get a nice golden brown on each side of the chops, about 3-4 minutes per side, and then move them to the oven to finish cooking. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chops. Check after 8-10 minutes: press the center of the chop. When it begins to firm up it is cooked enough. Try to avoid over cooking.

2

While the chops are in the oven, pour off the oil from the sauté pan. Add 1 tbsp butter, some thinly sliced onion and sliced apples. Toss the onions and apples to coat with the butter and take on a little color. Add some honey. The honey and butter will caramelize. Add some of the cider (about 1/4 cup to start) and let the mixture reduce to create the sauce for the pork chops.

3

Bring the chops from the oven. Season with salt and pepper. Place the pork chops on the dinner plates or a serving platter and spoon the apple, onion and cider sauce over the chops.

4

Serve braised greens or a root vegetable mash alongside.

Pork Chops with Apples

One Comment

  • Dorine says:

    We tried this tonight with the chops we got in the summer share and leftover apples from the winter share. I didn’t have a fresh onion, so I substituted a medley of onion, celery and garlic I had frozen for stock. I didn’t have cider either, so I substituted vegetable broth. Delicious and definitely a new favorite!

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