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Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
A cozy dish that will warm you all over and make your home smell fantastic! Butter-caramelized onions and apples combined with curry powder, applesauce, and a little garlic make this a fantastic dinner with mashed potatoes!
- 4 center-cut pork chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
- olive oil (for browning chops)
- salt and pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 large apple, diced and cored
- 1 1⁄2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons ground curry powder, to taste
- more salt and pepper
- Season chops with salt and pepper; brown both sides in a skillet with a little olive oil; remove to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
- Cook and stir onions and apples in butter until caramelized, being sure to stir up browned bits.
- Stir in applesauce, apple juice, beef broth, garlic and curry powder.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper; simmer on low heat until slightly thickened, continuing to stir up browned bits from pork chops.
- Pour apple-onion mixture over chops in baking dish and cover dish with foil.
- Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 45 minutes.
This was great. Not at all dry. Will make it again tonight using a pork tenderloin. Only changes: 2 cups chicken broth for apple juice and beef broth. Finished off with fresh cilantro leaves. Will add a second apple tonight.
Most excellent! There was tons of sauce- I used 6 pork cutlets and could probably have done 8. To make sure my kids would try it, I cut back on the curry powder a little- used 4 tsp of Penzeys (fairly potent) and that was perfect for us. We added some mango ginger chutney on the side. Overall, a great addition to the repertoire.
I almost didn't submit a review for this recipe, as ingredients on hand forced me to make a few changes. However, hubby and loved the dish. I, therefore, decided to pass on my experience. Firstly, the unsweetened applesauce I had in the fridge had gone bad. I followed a suggestion of a previous reviewer and subbed sweetened applesauce, eliminated the apple juice and used 2 cups beef broth. The second change was necessary when I found I didn't have any curry powder. A quick search and the Zaar kitchen dictionary provided a list of the herb and spice blend in curry. I used those notes to add spices from my pantry. I sprinkled in cardamom, cayenne, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, pepper, and tumeric. (I didn't have all of the herbs and spices listed in the dictionary.) I simmered a bit and tasted, adding a bit more of whatever I felt was needed to balance the flavors. Even with my substitutions, the dish was delicious. The pork was tender and moist. Hubby cut his with his fork. The apples and onions made a great sauce with just the right amount of sweet and savory. We plan on trying the recipe again...with the correct ingredients.