Skillet Apples and Pork Chops

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Skillet Apples and Pork Chops - threadedtogether.comHave you entered into our most recent Gooseberry Patch cookbook Giveaway???  If not, it isn’t too late to enter!  The Giveaway ends March 26th so hop on over to the recipe page and enter now!
In that post I told you I was planning to make another recipe from the book and I would hopefully be sharing it soon.  Well, here it is!  Another successful, delicious, Good – for – You meal!

I have been on a huge apple kick lately, hence the Cinnamon Apple Raisin Muffins I chose to make from the book already.  There were still several apples left (even after making a big batch of applesauce) so I was super excited to see a recipe that combined my planned meat for dinner that night, pork, with more apples!  Perfect! 

The recipe called for pork chops and mine was a tenderloin, so instead I just sliced the meat into medallions before I threw them in the pan.  Terrific choice!  The pork was fantastically moist and doesn’t everyone know that apples are an amazing pair for pork?  Okay, well, if you didn’t, now you do.

First you sauté the pork chops in the pan and remove them to a plate before sautéing the apples.  Don’t those just look amazing? 

Skillet Apples and Pork Chops - threadedtogether.com

after the apples are done to your satisfaction, return the pork to the pan to heat back up again

Skillet Apples and Pork Chops - threadedtogether.com

plate and serve!

Skillet Apples and Pork Chops - threadedtogether.com

We also made a side of sautéed potatoes to compliment the pork and apples.  It hit the spot and was a favorite with everyone in the family.  Definitely on our “must repeat” list. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway before March 26th, go buy Good –for – You Everyday Meals from Gooseberry Patch, and use the printer friendly version below to keep this recipe at your fingertips.

Skillet Apples & Pork Chops
Serves 6
Juicy pan-seared pork chops are paired with sauteed apples and onion...very satisfying. Nothing will make your home smell more delicious than this dish!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 bone-in pork chops
  2. salt and pepper to taste
  3. 1/4 c. butter, divided
  4. 3 to 4 granny smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
  5. 1 onion, thinly sliced
  6. 1/2 t. fresh thyme, chopped
  7. 1 c. lager-style beer or apple cider
Instructions
  1. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Melt half of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork chops to skillet; cook for 5 minutes. Turn chops over and cook for another 4 minutes, or until juices run clear. Drain; remove chops to a plate. Reduce heat to medium; add remaining butter, apples, onion and thyme to skillet. Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally; add beer or cider. Cook an additional 15 minutes, or until liquid has reduced and thickened. Return chops to skillet; cover with apple mixture. Cook for 5 minutes. Serve chops topped with apple mixture.
Notes
  1. Here's an easy way to core apples, pear and peaches...slice fruit in half, then use a melon baller to scoop out the core.
Adapted from Good - for - You Every Day Meals by Gooseberry Patch
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