Pan-Fried Pork Chops and Homemade Applesauce

Pan-Fried Pork Chops and Homemade Applesauce Recipe
Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
This homestyle dinner recipe features pork chops served with an easy homemade applesauce.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/4 cup applesauce)
Total time: 1 Hours

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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 402
Fat 17.6 g
Satfat 4.8 g
Monofat 8.5 g
Polyfat 3.6 g
Protein 32.6 g
Carbohydrate 28.4 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 483 mg
Calcium 8 mg

Ingredients

Applesauce:
1 tablespoon butter
3 apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped (about 4 cups chopped)
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pork:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 (5-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil

Preparation

1. To prepare applesauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add apples to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1/2 cup water, sugar, juice, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to pan; cook 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook 25 minutes or until apples are tender. Mash gently with the back of a spoon.

2. To prepare pork, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; dredge pork in flour. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes or until golden. Turn pork over; cook 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with applesauce.

Note:

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September 2009
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