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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2015


Credit: Tara Donne; Styling: Alistair Turnbull

Recipe Summary

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


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; fat 11.2g; saturated fat 1.9g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 2.7g; protein 24g; carbohydrates 16g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 74mg; iron 1mg; sodium 503mg; calcium 19mg.