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Pork Chops w/ Apples

Starting with a simple flavor combination of cinnamon and herbs, this recipe for pork chops with apples is a one-pan, 30-minute meal that is completely irresistible. Just wait until you smell it cooking! Truly a favorite.

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  • Dinner

Cook Time & Servings

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 1 tsp salt, divided in half
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided in half
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 SnapDragon® apples, sliced
  • 1 ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh sage, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¾ c low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream

Directions

  1. Heat a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add about 1 Tbsp of olive oil to the pan as it is heating.
  2. Meanwhile, season the pork chops on both sides with ½ tsp each of salt, pepper, and ground cinnamon. Add the pork chops to the hot skillet and sear for 3-4 minutes until browned. Then, flip the pork chops and sear the other side for 3-4 minutes until browned. Remove from the skillet and place onto a plate. Set aside.
  3. Add the butter, apples, onions, garlic, remaining salt and pepper, sage, and thyme to the skillet. Stir together and sauteé for 5-7 minutes until the apples are soft. You should be able to poke a fork easily into them.
  4. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Then, add in the chicken stock and heavy cream. Give it a stir and let the sauce simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add in the pork chops back into the skillet, nestling them in between the apples. Spoon the sauce over the pork chops. Serve warm with fresh herbs, if desired.