It’s officially Fall, y’all! This time of year I’m always in the mood for savory, stick-to-my-bones meals that warm me up!
This pork chops and applesauce dish is perfect for sweater weather season! As of late, I’ve been loving to pair proteins and fruits together!
Pork Chops & Apple Sauce
A perfect meal to kickoff the Fall season!
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Season pork chops generously with Cajun and Italian seasoning and set aside.
Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a skilled over medium-high heat. Once melted, add in apple wedges in a single layer. Allow apples to brown on both sides, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove apples from pan and place in warm oven.
Add in olive oil and another tablespoon of butter to the same skillet; swirl butter until it melts. Add in pork chops and cook throughly until brown, about 4 minutes on each side. Adjust heat as needed as to not overcook the chops. Once cooked, remove from skillet and place in warm oven.
Turn the heat to low and add in last tablespoon of butter to melt. Add in onions and sauté until they're tender. Remove leaves from thyme sprigs and add in the leaves along with minced garlic to the skillet. and stir. Pour in wine and stir to deglaze. Stir in flour and stir until a paste texture is formed.
Add apple juice to skillet and stir. Increase heat to high and pour in chicken stock and stir. Once mixture is to a boil, add in heavy cream if you wish, and reduce heat to a simmer. If not using heavy cream, reduce heat to a simmer after adding in chicken stock. Season with more Cajun and Italian seasoning as needed.
Add pork chops back into the skillet, then pour apples on top. Reduce heat to low and spoon sauce over chops and apples.