Here is a favourite dish from my previous blog. I still make this family favourite all the time. I love to make these pork chops when I’m short on time (umm… I think I’m always short on that precious commodity called time lol). On hockey nights, I prep this ahead of time and stick in fridge. When it’s supper I can just warm up the oven, stick them in and be eating in half-an-hour. I usually make rice or mashed potatoes and steam whatever veggies I have handy for the side. So simple.
Don’t be scared to try other fruit juices as well! I’ve used various apple blends and they’ve added a fun punch of flavour. I am trying to remember to test out mango slices instead of the apples. But I always forget when we have mangoes. Or maybe even peaches. Don’t be scared to try things with your food people! (^_^)
For an extra special dinner, whip up Betty Crocker’s Baking Powder Biscuits. For the flour I used half all-purpose and half multi-grain. To make them extra great and gooey, I added a handful of grated cheese to the flour mixture and sprinkled grated cheese on the biscuits.
Simply Delicious Apple Pork Chops
(Recipe adapted from MomAdvice)
4 pork chops (fat removed)
freshly ground black pepper
2 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (thick if you want a little crunch, thin if you want a mushy texture)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup apple juice
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Heat large skillet on high heat. When ready, spray lightly with olive oil. Quickly brown the pork chops on both sides in oil.
Place chops in a baking dish just large enough so they do not overlap and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, apple juice. Stir in apples. Pour over the chops.
Cover and bake in preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes (depending on thickness of meat), until pork chops reach an internal temperature of 160°F.
(Recipe originally Posted July 19, 2013)