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Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Applesauce

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 6 tablespoons applesauce)
Homemade applesauce takes just minutes in the microwave, making a classic sweet-tart complement for pork chops.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced peeled Red Delicious apple (about 2)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 251
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 8.1 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 25.4 g
  • carbohydrate 18.6 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 62 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 278 mg
  • calcium 35 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and toss well. Cover with plastic wrap, and microwave at HIGH 12 minutes or until tender. Cool 5 minutes. Place apple mixture in a food processor, and process until smooth. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork on both sides with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; add to pan. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until pork is done. Let stand 5 minutes. Serve with applesauce.