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Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

Pan-Fried Pork Chops and Homemade Applesauce

This homestyle dinner recipe features pork chops served with an easy homemade applesauce.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/4 cup applesauce)
  • Total:1 Hour
  • Cost Per Serving:$$2.43

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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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 402
  • Fat: 17.6g
  • Saturated fat: 4.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 8.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Protein: 32.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.4g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 483mg
  • Calcium: 8mg
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