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Pork Chops with Apples And Shallots

If you prefer, you can replace the white wine with an equal amount of apple cider.

  • prep: 35 mins
    total time: 45 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound medium shallots, halved or quartered lengthwise (pieces should be about 3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into eighths
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 pork rib chops (each 1/2 inch thick and 6 to 8 ounces)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat broiler; set rack 4 inches from heat. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high. Add shallots; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Cover pan; reduce heat to medium. Continue cooking until shallots are soft, about 5 minutes more.

  2. Step 2

    Add apples and wine; cover, and cook until apples are beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Uncover; cook, stirring, until most of the liquid has evaporated and apples are tender, 2 to 4 minutes more. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.

  3. Step 3

    While apples are cooking, season pork chops generously with salt and pepper; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side. To serve, spoon warm apple mixture over chops.

Source
Everyday Food, October 2005

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Reviews (6)

  • 15 Dec, 2010

    Weejee, you are probably over cooking them. Pork doesn't have to be cooked as much as in the 'old days!

  • 15 Dec, 2010

    Does adding the wine tenderize the pork chops? I find pork chops to be so tough that I've stopped eating them. How does one make them chewable? Yes, I've tried pounding them, but it didn't work.

  • 11 Sep, 2008

    Pork chops

  • 11 Sep, 2008

    Pork chops

  • 10 Sep, 2008

    Thank you! The nutmeg idea is great. A favorite spice in my house, it blends beautifully with the other ingredients. This dish is nice with silted spinach topped with some pine nuts. Kudos Martha!

  • 5 Apr, 2008

    This recipe is fantastic! I grilled my pork chops instead of broiling them and sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg on each pork chop before grilling and it really enhanced the flavor! I will definitly make this recipe again!