Apples and pork make for one tasty combination - it's no wonder this flavor pairing has been around for centuries! In our recipe for Orchard Pork Chops, we really amped up the "a-peel" by using fresh apples, apple juice, and apple cider vinegar to make this mouthwatering fall dish.
What You'll Need:
1 1/2 cups apple juice or apple cider
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 bone-in center cut pork chops (6 to 8 ounces each)
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 apple, chopped
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
What To Do:
In a 9- x 13-inch baking dish, combine apple juice, vinegar, and garlic; mix well. Add pork chops, cover, and refrigerate about 2 hours, turning occasionally. Remove chops from marinade, reserving marinade, and sprinkle evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper.
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Add chops and cook 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until no longer pink in center.
Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter; saute apples 5 minutes, or until tender. Place 1/4 cup marinade in a small bowl, whisk in flour, cinnamon and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add remaining marinade to apples and bring to a boil. Add flour mixture to apple mixture and heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until thickened. Serve over pork chops.