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Pan-Fried Pork Chops and Homemade Applesauce

Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total time 1 hr
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/4 cup applesauce)
This homestyle dinner recipe features pork chops served with an easy homemade applesauce.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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