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.)
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at