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norma's pork chops with apples

(9 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Norma DeRemer
York, PA

This is a recipe I made up years ago, playing around with different ingredients. My family and friends love this recipe and even my son Aaron, a chef in Alaska, wanted to know what I put in it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

With just the perfect balance of flavors, this pork chop recipe is a dinner your family will love. The pork chops are tender and moist with a hint of sweet flavor. The apples spooned over top are tart, yet buttery and sweet thanks to brown sugar and cinnamon. It's a delicious dinner recipe for fall. 

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(9 ratings)
yield 6
prep time 25 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For norma's pork chops with apples

  • 1 Tbsp
  • 6 md
    tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 6
    boneless pork chops (about 1/2-inch thick)
  • garlic salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cardamom
  • 1/2 c
    port wine

How To Make norma's pork chops with apples

  • Sliced apples in a skillet with brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter.
    Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook until tender.
  • Cooked apples removed from the heat.
    Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Heating olive oil in a skillet.
    Heat the olive oil in a separate pan.
  • Seasoned pork chops in the hot oil.
    Season both sides of each pork chop with the garlic salt, pepper, and cardamom. Add the pork chops to the hot pan.
  • Browning pork chops.
    Cook until brown on one side. Turn and brown the other side.
  • Lighting port wine, added to the skillet with the apples, on fire.
    Remove the pan from the burner and spoon the apples on top of each pork chop. Pour the port into the bottom of the pan and light with a match, watching to be sure not to burn yourself.
  • Cover placed on the skillet.
    Once the fire is out, return the pan to the cooktop and lower the heat. Cover with a lid.
  • Heating until the wine reduces.
    Cook for 30 minutes or until the wine looks like a thick syrup. Transfer the pork chops from the pan onto a serving platter and top with the apples and wine syrup.