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Pork Chops with Apple Sauce

Pork chops with apple sauce is a classic dish that combines the savory flavor of pork with the sweetness of apples. It's a perfect comfort food for any time of the year, but especially during the fall and winter months. This recipe is easy to make and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Growing up, my mom used to make pork chops with apple sauce for dinner at least once a month. It was always one of my favorite meals, and I loved the way the sweet apple sauce complemented the salty pork chops. Now that I'm older, I've started making this dish for my own family, and it's become a staple in our household. I love how easy it is to prepare and how delicious it tastes.


  • 4 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Season the pork chops with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the pork chops to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  5. Transfer the pork chops to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  6. While the pork chops are baking, add the chopped onion to the same skillet used to cook the pork chops.
  7. Cook the onion over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, or until softened.
  8. Add the chopped apples, apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves to the skillet.
  9. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the sauce has thickened.
  10. Serve the pork chops with the apple sauce on top.

Serving Suggestions

This dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner, but it also works well for entertaining. Serve it with a side of roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes for a complete meal. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the pork chops and apple sauce in the microwave or on the stove.

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