Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Applesauce

Homemade applesauce takes just minutes in the microwave, making a classic sweet-tart complement for pork chops.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 6 tablespoons applesauce)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 251
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 8.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 25.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.6g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 278mg
  • Calcium: 35mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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