Baked Pork Chops with Maple Baked Apples

baked apples and porkMy sister was here a couple of weekends ago and I gave her a mini cooking lesson. She is not much of a cook, but she is getting more and more interested in it. She is trying to gain knowledge and skills everywhere she can. I thought this was a great recipe for her. It had multiple steps so she could learn a number of things, but it wasn't too diffiicult. She did a wonderful job (except for all of the food that she dropped on the floor)

Cost: $12 which is about $3 per serving to feed 4

Quick tip: You could also do this with a pork loin. It will just take longer to cook.

 

Dietary Classification: Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Ingredientsmandy cooking pork

4 1inch thick Pork Chops2 large Rome Apples, sliced
1 Tbs Butter
2 White Onions, sliced
1 1/2 tsp dried Thyme
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
3 Tbs Maple Syrup
1/2 Tbs Corn Startch or 1 Tbs Flour

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

cooking onionsHeat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle with olive oil. Seaon your pork chops with salt and pepper. Brown the pork chops on each side for about 3 mins. Remove from pan and place in a baking pan. Now turn the heat down to medium and add in the onion and butter. Season with some salt. Let cook down for about 10 minutes. Stirring every once in a while to make sure they don't burn. Now add in the thym and corn startch. Stir and let heat for a min. Add in the apples, broth and maple syrup. Let it come it come to a boil, then durn down and let simmer for about 5 minutes.

 

 

apples and pork in dish

 

 

Place mixture on top of the pork chops and place in the oven for about 15 minutes. The pork needs to cook to a temp of 145 degrees. If it isn't done, place in the oven for a little longer. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of you pork chops.

Serve and enjoy!