Apple Cranberry Pork Chops

Apple Cranberry Pork Chops

Apple Cranberry Pork Chops are a delicious twist.  Making these pork chops is a great way to use up leftover apples, and they’re a delicious way to use less than perfect apples in a savory dish instead of dessert.  It’s a twist on a classic Autumn side dish–Apples an onions.  This recipe for Apple Cranberry Pork Chops is a simple way to a delectable dinner.    

To prepare Apple Cranberry Pork chops, you should begin by peeling and slicing 3 – 4 apples, and slicing one large onion.  You want about three cups of apples and 2 cups of sliced onion.Apple Cranberry Pork Chops

The recipe begins by searing your pork shops on both sides in hot skillet.Apple Cranberry Pork ChopsOnce the meat has been carmelized on both sides, remove them and set aside on a warm plate.Apple Cranberry Pork ChopsAdd butter to the pan, and add the apples and onions and sautee until the onions begin to carmelize and the apples begin to become tender.Apple Cranberry Pork Chops

Add the cranberry sauce and  mix well, allowing the cranberry sauce to melt.    Submerge the pork chops into the apple cranberry and onion mixture, spooning it over the top.

Add liquid to cover, and allow to simmer for 15 minutes to finish cooking the pork chops.  Apple Cranberry Pork Chops

Serve Apple Cranberry Pork Chops by plating a pork chops and topping with a heaping spoonful of the apple and onion mixture.  This would be delicious served with rice or mashed potatoes, but my family requested some steamed vegetables.  Apple Cranberry Pork Chops

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Apple Cranberry Pork Chops
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4
Pork chops and apple sauce is an American stereotype. This recipe takes that combination to new heights by pairing apples, onions, and cranberry sauce with pork chops. Cook's Note: If you are feeding people with smaller appetites, this recipe may feed 6 to 8 people instead of 4. You can also use a seasoning blend like lemon pepper on the pork chops instead of salt and pepper. Total Cost of Recipe is $4.06 or about $1.02 per serving.
  • 4 pork chops ($2.84)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste ($0.04)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter ($0.16)
  • 4 granny smith apples sliced (about 3 cups) (You can use another type of apple if you prefer.) ($0.97)
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced ($0.38)
  • ½ -3/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce ($0.64)
  • ½ to 1 cup Water
  1. Heat a large deep skillet over medium heat.
  2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
  3. Sear pork chops on the stove for about 5 to 10 minutes or until they are browned.
  4. Remove pork chops from the pan and set aside on a warm plate.
  5. Place butter into the pan in which the pork chops were fried.
  6. Once butter is melted, add onions and apples to pan and stirring frequently, sautee them until the onions are beginning to become translucent and the apples are beginning to soften.
  7. Add cranberry sauce to the pan with the apples and onions.
  8. Stir until the cranberry sauce is melted and well combined.
  9. Return pork chops to the pan, spooning the apple, onion, and cranberry mixture on top of the meat.
  10. Add ½ to 1 cup of water to the pan. You want to just cover the pork chops.
  11. Bring to a boil.
  12. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the pork chops are cooked through.
  13. Serve pork chops topped with the apple, cranberry, and onion mixture.
  14. This is particularly good served with mashed potatoes or rice, but you can serve it any way you like. (We served it with a vegetable medley.)

Apple Cranberry Pork Chops--Seared pork chops that are finished in a bed of apples, onions, and cranberries.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416
% Daily Value
Total Fat 25.7g
Saturated Fat 11.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 84mg
Sodium 101mg
Total Carbohydrates 28.7g
Dietary Fiber 5.9g
Sugars 21.3g
Protein 18.5g
Vitamin D 20%
Potassium 7%
Calcium 4%
Iron 7%

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