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Recipes

Caramelized Pork Chops with Apple Sauce

Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 20 minutes

Serves 4 people

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Ingredients

  • 4 pork loin chops (250g each)
  • Oil for brushing
  • Salt & pepper to season

Sauce

  • 4 green apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • ¼ cup water
  • Juice of ½ a Lemon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish, optional

To Serve

  • Creamy mashed potatoes
  • Whole steamed beans
  • Chopped parsley to garnish

Method

  1. 1.
    Brush each pork chop well with oil and season with salt & pepper.
  2. 2.
    Pre-heat a frying pan or griddle pan over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Cook the pork chops in the pre-heated pan for 4-5 minutes on each side until they are well browned. Allow pork chops to rest in a warm oven for 4-5 minutes.
  4. 4.
    For the apple sauce: In a small saucepan combine the prepared apples, water, lemon juice and salt. Cook covered on a medium heat until apples become translucent and soft. Stirring occasionally. Allow to cool slightly before mashing with a fork or blending. Horseradish may be added after cooking. Serve hot or cold.
  5. 5.
    Serve pork chops with the apple sauce on the side and accompany with creamy mashed potatoes and steamed beans. Garnish with a little chopped parsley.

General Information

Notes: Applesauce may be prepared well ahead of time and stored in a clean jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. Seeded mustard or Horseradish maybe added to give your applesauce a delicious difference. This quick and easy sauce makes a great homemade gift at Christmas or Easter.