Adapted from a Taste of Home recipe… I almost always cook up sauteed apples whenever I make pork chops. That’s easy. Peel (or not) , core, and slice apples, then cook in a bit of butter and sprinkle with brown sugar when they’re soft. This recipe called for cooking the pork chops with the apples and applesauce and they came out very moist and good. My girls complained that “the apples taste like pork” but they loved the pork chops.
Applesauce Pork Chops
- 4-5 boneless pork chops
- 1 Tbs oil
- 2-3 apples peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbs water
- Heat the oil and brown the pork chops on both sides.
- Drain the excess oil off, if any, then add the apples, applesauce, water, onion, Worcestershire, garlic powder, and pepper. Stir, bring to a simmer, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
- Take the pork chops out onto a platter.
- Stir the cornstarch and water together and add that to the apple mixture. Stir and simmer for a few minutes, then put the pork chops back in and heat through.
I have other good pork chop recipes but I like this one in terms of last minute attention. You can sit and visit with company while your side dishes of rice and carrots cook, then pay a bit of last-minute attention. I cooked up my rice with chicken broth instead of plain water and it seemed just right with this.