Pork Chops with Roasted Apples and Onions

This comforting dinner is bursting with fresh flavors.  Serve with a side of green beans.  Recipe serves 4.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pearl onions, thawed
  • 2 cups Gala apple wedges
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1/2-inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar

What you’ll do:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the pan and swirl.
  • Pat the onions dry with a paper towel.
  • Add onions to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, stirring once.
  • Add the apple to the pan and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the apples and onions are tender.
  • Remove and stir in 2 teaspoons of butter, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Heat another large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of oil to the pan.
  • Add pork to the pan and cook 3 minutes per side or until desired degree of doneness.
  • Remove the pork from the pan and keep warm.
  • Combine the broth and the flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • Add the broth mixture to the pan; bring to a boil, and using a whisk, loosen the brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook 1 minute.
  • Stir in the vinegar and the remaining teaspoon of butter.
  • Serve the sauce with the pork and apple mixture.

Recipe and image from Cooking Light.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!


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