Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Glazed Apples

29 01 2011

After about 5 years of marriage my sister gave us the Bride & Groom First and Forever Cookbook by Mary Corpening Barber & Sara Corpening Whiteford and said that she knew we were not newlyweds but that her and her husband had the book and loved almost every recipe inside it.  It sat on our shelves for many years and recently we pulled it out and began cooking some of the recipes from it.  One of the things that I love about it is that most of the recipes feed just 2-4 people which is great.  That means there isn’t usually much left over.  I am not a big fan of leftovers so I love this.  Tonight we tried another recipe from the book and it was amazing.

Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Glazed Apples

 

~ 2 Tbsp firmly packed brown sugar

~ 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp salt

~ 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

~ 4 thin cut pork chops

~ pepper

~ 1 Tbsp bacon grease

~ 2 small to medium red apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

~ 1 1/2 cups chicken stock

~ 1/3 cup apricot jam, preferably fruit sweetened

~ 1/4 cup apple juice

~1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

 

Marinating

Combine the brown sugar, kosher salt, and rosemary in a small bowl and stir together. Coat the pork chops on both sides with the mixture, gently massaging the meat with your fingers to jumpstart the curing process. Let stand for 15 minutes. Rinse the chops and pat dry with paper towels. Season the chops on both sides with pepper to taste.

Cooking

Melt the 1 tablespoon bacon grease in a large heavy skillet over high heat, add the pork chops, and cook until crispy brown, about 2 minutes on each side.

Sauce bubbling

Transfer the pork chops to a plate and cover with foil. Add the apples to the skillet and cook, stirring gently to brown slightly, about 30 seconds, adding a bit more bacon grease if the pan is dry. Add the stock, jam, apple juice, and cinnamon and stir well. Cook until the sauce thickens and is rick brown in color, about 10 minutes. Add the pork chops back into the pan and cook for a few more minutes.

Pork in sauce

My family, including my 1 year old and 3 year old loved this meal.  I hope your family enjoys it too!

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Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Glazed Apples

 

~ 2 Tbsp firmly packed brown sugar

~ 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp salt

~ 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

~ 4 thin cut pork chops

~ pepper

~ 1 Tbsp bacon grease

~ 2 small to medium red apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

~ 1 1/2 cups chicken stock

~ 1/3 cup apricot jam, preferably fruit sweetened

~ 1/4 cup apple juice

~1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Combine the brown sugar, kosher salt, and rosemary in a small bowl and stir together. Coat the pork chops on both sides with the mixture, gently massaging the meat with your fingers to jumpstart the curing process. Let stand for 15 minutes. Rinse the chops and pat dry with paper towels. Season the chops on both sides with pepper to taste.

2. Melt the 1 tablespoon bacon grease in a large heavy skillet over high heat, add the pork chops, and cook until crispy brown, about 2 minutes on each side.

3. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and cover with foil. Add the apples to the skillet and cook, stirring gently to brown slightly, about 30 seconds, adding a bit more bacon grease if the pan is dry. Add the stock, jam, apple juice, and cinnamon and stir well. Cook until the sauce thickens and is rick brown in color, about 10 minutes. Add the pork chops back into the pan and cook for a few more minutes.

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7 05 2012
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Yum. Just plain, YUM!

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5 11 2012
Niki

I feel the need to tell you that I come back to this recipe over and over. It is something I always know my kids will eat. I have altered it based on what I have on hand and it is still wonderful. Tonight I used apple pears, homemade plum jam, and grape juice! The pork always turns out juicy and flavorful.

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