Pork Chop with Cider Gravy, Sauteed Apples, and Onions

This meal will make you an official Walton - a member of a large farm family.

Total Time:
35 min
20 min
15 min

4 servings


Season the chop with salt and pepper. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the EVOO in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chop until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side, tenting loosely with foil once you turn the chop. Remove the cooked chop to a plate and cover to keep warm. Add the remaining EVOO and the onions and apples. Season with salt, pepper, and the thyme and cook until just tender, 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Douse with juice of the 1/2 lemon and remove to the plate with the chop.

Add 1 tablespoon of the butter to the skillet and when it melts, whisk in the flour. Cook for 1 minute, stirring, then whisk in the cider and stock. Season the gravy with salt and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes to thicken.

Serve the chop covered with apples and onions, the gravy poured down over the top, and the muffin alongside.

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    This is one of the most delicious meals I have found on Food Network! It is comfort food and so healthy! Most every cook has all ingredients in their house to make it! I don't know what else to say about it except TRY IT!!!
    one chop....4 servings....hello
    This recipe has become a family favourite though we have made a few adaptations. We're not keen on thyme so changed herb to sage, the chops definitely needed longer cooking time. I pan seared the chops for couple minutes each side, removed from pan to drain excess oil & cooked onions, apple, sage etc. I put onion mix into ceramic dish on bottom and put chops on top. Poured cider over, covered in foil and popped in oven for half hour. Then made gravy as recipe, though I kept back a little onion and apple and added to gravy for even more flavour. The pork was sooooo tender it was gorgeous. Served with charlotte new potatoes & roasted veg - we don't have muffins with main meal :( My hubby & sons are meat & veg lads. Thoroughly enjoyed and very popular request for dinner by other family members when visiting
    It was amazing. i am a sixteen year old and i made it. It was very simple i did use 2 different types of apples though. one was granny smith and the other was a red sweet apple. I didn't have a lemon so i used 1 tbs. of lemon juice and it was amazing. I also tripled the recipe to make it for my g-parents also. This is a meal that i will definitely recommend this to friends and family. I will be making this again for my neighbors also, when they come over for dinner.:)
    I thought these were good, though not amazing. I made the recipe exactly as stated, doubling it for two people. The gravy was a little too sweet for me.
    The recipe was delicious. I did cook the pork chops longer. I used thicker pork chops but if I had used thin ones the time in recipe would have been sufficient. I also did not have apple cider so I used apple juice for gravy. Good recipe when you want to make an impression on dinner guest. Easy to make.
    I made this last night because I had all the ingredients on hand, and a granny smith apple that needed to be used. The recipe was super simple, and different. I thought it tasted great. My husband made sure to tell me he didn't like it, so that I would refrain from making it again, hence the 4 stars. He isn't fond of apples, and especially cooked apples, so I should have known his reaction before I gave it a whirl. Also, my chops were a tad undercooked, so I I would definitely brown them a little more than 3-4 minutes on each side.
    So simple to make and so delicious to eat. I was able to use home made apple juice in place of cider and added a splash of brandy at the end of cooking gravy. Very good.
    This is a great recipe! I like the simplicity of it, and the gravy was not too sweet. I used boneless pork chops because that's what I had, and dried thyme. I also had to cook the pork chops longer than the recipe indicated, but no big deal - just cook them until they're done. I put the chops back into the gravy and apple and onion mixture to complete the cooking and they were tender and juicy. This recipe is a keeper.
    This is a phenomenal dish and extremely easy to make. I recommend it to anyone! Pork and apples always pair so well together.
    Just made this recipe for dinner and it was a HIT!!! This was the first time I have ever tried a Rachel Ray recipe and it won't be the last.
    Just made this recipe for dinner, and my family didn't leave a spot of anything! It made doing dinner dishes very easy with the plate almost licked clean. This is a keeper. Most of the measuring was totally uneccessary since I dumped extra of many items listed to match my tastes, extra - onions, apple cider, tarragon, extra roux, extra chops. It didn't seem to matter what I did it still came out great with very tender pork. Oh and I couldn't find bone-in pork chops thick enough, so I just used boneless chops. That didn't matter either. Served with roasted rosemary potatoes and the corn muffins done her way. PERFECT.
    Loved this recipe, pork chops so tender and the onion and apple gave them a great flavor. My husband does not usually like "sweet meat",so to speak, recipes so I did not make cider gravey...just plain gravy. He liked this alot. Made it for two and plan to make it one time when I have guests for dinner. can easily increase the amounts for more.
    We made it with pork tenderloin and ++ the ingredients...SUPERB
    Made the recipe exactly as written. I did not like it at all.
    This is from her RR BOB cookbook under Meals for One section. The servings are incorrect. Just multiply ingredients for # you need.
    Used boneless thick chops and dried thyme and boullion for the stock. Served with pork stovetop stuffing. Never had sauteed apples & onion before, but I'd been wanting to try cider gravy for some time.
     This is going to pop into my head next time I see pork chops on sale. :D
    Just made this recipe for the first time tonight - my husband and I were blown away by how yummy it was! I made it as is, except I had 2 2 inch thick boneless chops, and I cut each in half to make 4 1inch thick chops. The gravy is amazing, and the apples and onions together are a sweet and savory delight. Highly recommended!
    Great recipe. I took the leftovers to my Mom for dinner. Was great reheated!!! Served with smashed potatoes.
    Really enjoyed this as as wonderful fall recipe!
    Yum! The apples taste so good with the onions and the pan frying directions are exactly right.
    This recipe says that it is 4 servings, how do you get 4
     servings out of one pork chop? I haven't tried it yet but I rated it 4stars because I needed to put in a rating. It sounds really good
    This is a great recipe. My family loved it!
    Made this the same night the show aired. It had fantastic flavor and presentation was nice as well. Made extra gravy for the sweet potatoes. It was one of the best recipes I've tried of Rachaels. Thank you!
     ps. the corn bread muffins were fabulous too!
    We don't have chops very often in the winter because our preferred method is grilling. This is an awesome recipe. My family enjoyed it, even my finicky son.
    The apples and onions are a big hit in my family. It's an unexpected taste. I'm sure it isn't for everyone, but we love it. I am not a great cook, but I followed the recipe and it worked beautifully. It made me look like I knew what I was doing. It tasted great, came together easily and had ingredients I had on hand. Give it a try! -- Renee
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