Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Invented with what was on hand on a crisp Autumn evening
- 6 pork chops, bone-in, 3/4-inch think
- 2 teaspoons seasoning salt, such as Lowery's
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 6 -12 dried apples, slices
- 2 tablespoons aspen mulling spices
- 1 cup apple cider
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- Sprinkle chops with seasoned salt on both sides and let rest for 3 or 4 minutes.
- Heat the oil in the bottom of the pressure cooker over medium heat. Brown chops on both sides and then remove a plate.
- Place basket in pressure cooker. Press one or two dried apple slices on each chop and sprinkle each with a bit of the Aspen spice mix.
- Fit the chops into the basket, standing on edge, sandwiching the apple slice between the chops.
- Pour the cider over the chops and secure the pressure cooker lid onto the pot.
- Bring to high pressure (15 lbs) over medium heat, adjusting the heat to maintain the pressure (according to the cooker's manufacturer's instructions) and cook at that pressure for 17 minutes.
- Remove cooker from heat and let pressure drop naturally, which should take about 10 minutes.
- Remove chops carefully to serving platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Meanwhile, melt better in a 1-cup glass measure in the microwave (30 seconds on high) Stir in flour with a whisk and microwave 40 more seconds, whisking at the end of the time.
- Add a bit of the pot liquid to the roux in the glass measure and whisk smooth. Then add the roux to the pot and heat to boil, whisking until slightly thickened.
- Pour sauce over chops and serve.