Mix apple sauce, chicken stock, cinnamon, nutmeg, chilli powder, garlic and bay leaf in large bowl. Season the chops with salt and pepper.
Heat oil over medium heat in a large frying pan and sear the chops on both sides. When chops are browned lay them in a casserole or oven-proof dish. Pour the apple sauce mixture over them, cover with foil and cook in preheated oven for 45 minutes.