Pork Chops with Apples

This recipe is taken from the 2002 Milk Calendar. A splendid combination- tender pork chops topped with a savoury creamy sauce and juicy sliced of apple.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
Yields 6 servings
pork chops with apples

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter or olive oil
  • 2 1/4 lb (1 Kg) bone-in pork loin chops (about 1-inch/ 2 1/2 cm thick)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano or 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) apple juice or white wine
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 35 % cream
  • Chopped green onion or fresh chives

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).

Melt butter in a non-stick skillet over high heat. Add pork chops and cook for 2 to 3 min on each side or until browned. Place in shallow baking dish in single layer.

In the same skillet, over medium heat, cook onion and apples for 3 min. Add garlic, oregano, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, for 2 min more. Deglaze with apple juice and scrape bottom of pan; cook until most of the liquid has evaporated.

Whisk flour into cream; stir into skillet. Bring to a simmer; spoon over chops and bake, uncovered, for about 20 min or until just a hint of pink remains in pork.

Sprinkle with green onions.

Tips

For the Adventurous: Add 1/3 cup (80 mL) dried cranberries, prunes or apricots and 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard when adding the garlic.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 302 Calories
Protein: 24 g
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Fat: 17 g
Fibre: 1.2 g
Sodium: 265 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 4 % / 42 mg
Thiamin: 66 %
Niacin: 44 %
Vitamin B12: 31 %
Vitamin B6: 29 %