Apple Pork Chops

    50 mins

    A few years ago, I went apple picking with my kids and we made this dish. It turned out to be delicious! We all enjoy it and hope your family does too.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 4 (1.5cm thick) pork chops
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
    • 2 tablespoons sugar (soft light brown sugar preferred)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 175ml hot water

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C.
    2. Heat oil in large frying pan. Cook onion in oil for 1 minute, or until soft. Remove onion and set aside. Add pork chops and cook till brown on both sides.
    3. Place pork chops in an 20x30cm (8x12 in) baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with the apples and cooked onion.
    4. In a small bowl, combine sugar, mustard, cloves and water. Pour over chops. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes.

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    The first time I made this recipe, I thought the sauce was too watery at serving time. (I make it in a covered corning ware glass dish--maybe that made a difference?!?!) I've made it several times since, and now I always double the brown sugar, mustard and cloves, but keep the water at 3/4 cup. I think it tastes richer this way. We all love it. Also, I've made it both with fresh apples and also with canned. Both are good.  -  02 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    After reading all the negative rewiews, I almost didn't try this recipe. I am really glad that I did. Here's what I did. I sauted the onions and apple slices in butter, then put them in my crock pot. Next I browned the pork chops in a little butter and cooking spray, and put them on top of the apple mixture. I put about 2 cups of chunky applesauce on top of the chops, then poured the spices (doubled) and 3/4 cup of apple juice on top. I cooked it on low for about 10 hours. We LOVED the flavor! Some of the reviews said there was no flavor in the meat, but using the crock pot let the flavors soak into the meat wonderfully! Try it this way and I'm sure you will agree. Sherry  -  03 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I also read the reviews to get useful tips - thank you users for your ideas! I first covered the pork chops in chopped onion, minced garlic and pepper and let them season in the refrigerator all afternoon. I came home from work, sauteed them in a skilled and transferred them to a baking dish. I placed the apple slices on top and poured my modified sauce. I used orange juice instead of water; added cinnamon as well as cloves; used prepared sweet hot mustard; added more brown sugar and added about 2 tablespoons of flour. I whisked this all together and poured over the top. I then added several baby carrots wherever they would fit in the dish. WONDERFUL! The sauce was thick like gravy, sweet and was excellent! Although I don't like baked apples, they added some terrific flavor and I would not leave them out. Make some garlic-herb roasted buttered potato chunks and you have a quick meal that can baked while you unwind after a long day at work! Definitely will make again!  -  24 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)