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Simple Pork Chops With Apples

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Pork Chops With Apples

Pork Chops With Apples

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Thick Boneless Pork chops are browned then baked with apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar. This dish is great with rice or potatoes and a salad. It's a very easy recipe to fix any night of the week, and the apples give the chops great flavor.

Serve this tasty dish with hot cooked rice or potatoes for a fabulous everyday meal.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 thick loin pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, cored, peel left on, sliced in thin wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice or cider, apple brandy, or white wine

Preparation:

Heat the oven to 350°.

Arrange the apple slices in a buttered 13x9 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and brown sugar.

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the pork chops with salt and pepper, then brown on both sides in the butter. Transfer the pork chops to the prepared baking dish, arranging over the apples.

Add the apple juice, brandy, or wine to the hot pan; swirl and scrape up any browned bits. Pour over the chops.

Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until pork chops register at least 145° on an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a pork chop.

Serves 4.

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