Gary Rhodes - Pork Chops With Apple Tart Topping

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  • 5 -6 apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 -3 apples, left whole
  • 25 g caster sugar
  • 12 lemon, juice of, only
  • 4 pork chops
  • 25 g butter, melted
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Put the cored and peeled apples in a saucepan, add half the caster sugar, the lemon juice and three tablespoons of water.
  • Cover with a lid and cook over a medium to low heat for 10-15 minutes until tender, stirring from time to time.
  • The applesauce can be very chunky or lightly whisked for a smoother finish.
  • Pre-heat the grill.
  • Brush the pork chops with a little of the melted butter, seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Put the chops on a grill tray with a rack, and grill them for 4-5 minutes on both sides.
  • Meanwhile peel and core the remaining apples.
  • Cut into thin long slices, maintaining the shape of the apple.
  • Spread the applesauce over the chops and arrange the apple slices on top, slightly overlapping as you would for apple tart.
  • Brush or drizzle the chops with the remaining melted butter, sprinkling with the remaining sugar and return under the grill.
  • Cook for a few minutes and the apples are nicely toasted.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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  1. These were yummy and really very easy. They also looked gorgeous. I'm thinking I may also try mustard nex time, for a little zing.
  2. Very attractive, tasty dish. I cut the recipe back to one chop. Prepare ahead if you choose and just heat and finish it before dinner. Next time I make it I will paint the chops with a layer of mustard before adding the top layer of apples. I served it with a potato dumpling (had it in the freezer) and left over spicy sweet potatoes - excellent meal thanks Carla


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