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Pork with Chunky Applesauce

Photo: Tara Donne; Styling: Alistair Turnbull

Hands-on time 19 mins
Total time 19 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 3 slices pork and 1/3 cup applesauce)

The fall family favorite goes lighter with barely sweetened apples. And instead of the typical pork chops, we go for lean, inexpensive pork tenderloin. Complete the meal with a side of Broccolini or broccoli.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 12 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 Gala apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Fresh parsley leaves (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 258
  • fat 11.2 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 6 g
  • polyfat 2.7 g
  • protein 24 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 503 mg
  • calcium 19 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper; sprinkle evenly over both sides of pork.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan.

  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan (do not wipe pan clean); swirl to coat. Add apples and 1/2 cup water; cover and cook 6 minutes or until apples are tender.

  4. Uncover. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, sugar, and cinnamon; cook 2 minutes or until apple is soft and most of liquid evaporates to become syrupy, stirring occasionally. Serve pork with apple mixture; top with parsley, if desired.