Pork with Apples and Onions

Cooking Light
This Quintessential New England fall dish is light, due in part to today's learner pork. The apples and onions turn into an almost chunky applesauce.
6 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 3/4 cup apple mixture)


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6 (6-ounce) center-cut pork chops ( 3/4 inch thick)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large onions, each cut into 8 wedges
2/3 cup Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and each cut into 6 wedges (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


Sprinkle both sides of chops with salt and pepper. Place a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add 3 chops; cook 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove chops from pan. Repeat the procedure with remaining chops. Remove chops from pan; set aside.

Heat oil in pan. Add onions, and cook 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add the wine, and cook 1 minute. Return chops to pan, nestling them into onion mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 15 minutes. Add apples to pan. Cover and cook 25 minutes or until chops are tender. Remove chops from pan; keep warm. Increase heat, and bring apple mixture to a boil, and cook 10 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Stir in the lemon juice. Serve chops with apple mixture. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 324
Caloriesfromfat 35 %
Fat 12.7 g
Satfat 3.8 g
Monofat 6.2 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 31.7 g
Carbohydrate 20.3 g
Fiber 3.8 g
Cholesterol 88 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 488 mg
Calcium 32 mg