Baked Pork Chops with Apples and Apple Cider

    1 hour 5 minutes

    An easy but special dish of pork chops baked with apples, onions, thyme, cider and cream.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 60g butter
    • 4 pork loin chops
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
    • 1 large onion, sliced into thin rings
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 green apple, cored and cut into thick rings
    • 1 red apple, cored and cut into rings
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 cup (250ml) dry cider
    • 3 tablespoons thickened cream

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. In a large heavy frypan, over medium-high heat, melt half of the butter. Fry the pork chops on both sides until a nice golden colour. Transfer the chops to a baking dish with a lid, and sprinkle with thyme.
    3. Melt the remaining butter in the pan, and fry the onion and garlic until tender. Transfer them to the dish. Fry the apple rings in the pan for a few seconds on each side to give them colour, then add them dish.
    4. Spoon any excess fat from the frying pan and pour in the apple cider. Stir to deglaze the frypan - getting any bits from the bottom. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then pour over the pork chops and apples in the dish. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven, covered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the pork chops are cooked through. Remove the pork chops and apples to a serving platter and stir the cream into the juices. Serve sauce over pork chops.

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    Nice autumn dish. Loved the mingled flavors of apples and onions! The apples and onions were so good, in fact, you may want to double those! I used a Granny Smith apple instead of the Cox apple.  -  10 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a very good recipe! However, I noticed that the fresh thyme wasn't noted in the recipe instructions. I assumed it was to be sprinkled or pressed on top of the pork chops before browning, so that's what I did. I didn't sprinkle the cooked apples with sugar, as I used a Braeburn apple and it was quite sweet enough. I used Woodchuck Granny Smith Cider. I'm not sure if that's the right item (it's sold with the beer in stores here in New England) but it sure tasted very good! A definite keeper.  -  09 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Different than any pork recipe I have had, very flavorful. You wont have any leftovers!  -  24 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)