Chops and Chunky Apples

Growing up, my Mom always served applesauce with her pork chops. Some of her chops were dry as a bone so they NEEDED the applesauce. These chops aren't dry at all. The mustard and the cooking method help to retain full flavour and moisture.

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  • You will want the apples to be uniform in size. And you don't want the pieces too big or they will take too long to cook. Roughly 1/2 inch pieces will do perfectly.
  • In a medium pot, combine all the ingredients for the applesauce.
  • Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 30 - 40 minutes or until apples are tender. Stirring occasionally.
  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • While the apples are cooking, combine the breadcrumbs, oregano, sage and pepper in a shallow bowl. One at a time, coat both sides of the pork chops with the Dijon. Press each side into the crumb mixture.
  • In a large, ovenproof skillet, cook the chops in the oil over medium-high heat for 4 - 5 minutes on each side.
  • Then place the skillet into the oven. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. This will finish cooking the chops through the center.
  • Your pork chops and your applesauce should be done right about the same time.
  • Remove the apples from the heat and use a potato masher to mash the apples until the sauce gets to desired consistency. You may want/need to use a blender of some sort (immersion, hand etc.) depending on the apples you chose.
  • Plate the pork chops with a dollop of applesauce on top. Serve with mashed potatoes and corn for a GREAT meal.
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"Growing up, my Mom always served applesauce with her pork chops. Some of her chops were dry as a bone so they NEEDED the applesauce. These chops aren't dry at all. The mustard and the cooking method help to retain full flavour and moisture."
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  1. snowbound
    This recipe took me back to my childhood! Pork chops and applesauce, what an awesome combo. The Dijon mustard did scare me a little (not a big fan) so I did not slather it on but did use it because I am sure it is responsible for the extreme juciness of the meat. The mustard flavor was not very powerful, great chops, thanks for sharing.
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  2. ihvhope
    This was perfect for a fall night. I left my applesauce chunky and it went perfect with the chops. Thank you.
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  3. Brisket in Roses
    Loved this. I made a few adjustments to the way I made it. First, I brined my chops (just because I always do.) Since it was with applesauce, I incorporated some apple juice in the brine. Also, I just pan fried them, since I am not a big fan of baking chops unless they are stuffed. The applesauce was just to die for, I used tart granny smith apples, and the hint of vanilla was just great. Thank you for a wonderful recipe that I will use again.
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  4. lauralie41
    What can be better than pork chops and applesauce! I left my applesauce chunky and next time will add more cinnamon for our taste. The pork chops cook nicely in the oven and the coating has a good flavor. I did serve mashed potatoes and gravy along with creamed peas and enjoyed comfort food at its best. Thank you Chef and good luck!
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  5. foodtvfan
    Easy to prepare and particularly delicious apple sauce that I will make again. Served with small new potatoes boiled and buttered and green beans.
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