Pork Chops and Cider Apples
Enjoy a fall dinner in 30 minutes with pork chops and cider apples.
3 Gala Apples
6 Small shallots
3 Tbsp of olive oil
10 sprigs of thyme
Salt and pepper
4 Small bone-in pork chops 2 1/2 lbs.
1 12 oz bottle of hard apple cider
1 TBSP whole - grain mustard
Begin preheat the oven to 425°. Now remove the core from the apples and chop into eight wedges. Chop the shallots into quarter slices.
Next, in a large bowl add the apples, shallots, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 4 sprigs of thyme, and salt.
Add the apple mix to a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Now, that is started it is time to heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Next, measure 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and pepper then sprinkle over each side of the pork chops. Cook the pork chops for 7-9 minutes on each side and until golden brown. Use a meat thermometer to check to see if the meat has cooked through to 140°. Remove the pork chops from the pan to drain the excess fat from the pan.
Bring the skillet back to the heat over medium - high heat with the cider, mustard, and 6 sprigs of thyme. Bring the sauce to a low boil, and cook for 8 - 10 minutes or until it has boiled to 1/3 cup of sauce.
Enjoy the pork chops with the roast apples and top with the cider sauce.
Have a great meal!