Pork and applesauce go together like baseball and hot dogs, sand and surf, Thanksgiving and turkey, Batman and Robin, Hollywood and Vine and peaches and cream. But don’t settle for applesauce paired with pork, whip up this easy and quick dish with fresh apple slices cooked to a crisp tender. The sauce takes on the essence of the pork flavor as it’s cooked in the same pan. And if you don’t count water, salt and pepper, it’s a 5-ingredient recipe that cooks in short order with restaurant quality results. With apples in season and a plethora of varieties to choose from, grab a couple of crisp apples and take the classic combo of pork and applesauce from expected to unexpected. Enjoy the freshness of sliced apples still retaining some of their firmness and flavor.
4 center cut Boneless Pork Chops, 1/2 inch thick
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp Butter
Salt and Pepper
1. In a large frying pan, heat oil and butter on medium high heat. Season pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Brown both sides of meat about 2-3 minutes on each side.
2. Add water and deglaze pan.
3. Stir in lemon juice, sugar and apple slices. Continue to cook uncovered until pork is cooked and apples are crisp tender. The liquid will steam out and slightly thicken. Add a little more water if needed.
4. Serve pork chops with a healthy serving of sliced apples.
• Exchange Gala’s for another tart/sweet apple such as Fuji, Jazz, Braeburn or Macintosh.
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