Pork Chops with Golden Apple Sauce

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 Golden Delicious apples, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 ounces golden raisins, a handful
  • 1 -inch piece fresh ginger root
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 cups all natural apple juice or cider, plus a splash for pan sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
  • 4 (1-inch) thick center cut boneless pork loin chops, 6 to 8 ounces each
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Directions
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Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium pot placed over medium high heat and cook until a chunky sauce forms, 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. If sauce begins to spatter as it bubbles, reduce heat back a little, but it should be allowed to reduce and form quickly. Once apples are soft and sauce forms, remove it from the heat.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to the pan. Season chops on 1 side with salt and pepper. Using a pair of tongs, add chops to hot skillet seasoned side down. Season the opposite side of the chops with salt and pepper. Brown and caramelize the chops 2 minutes on each side, then reduce heat to medium and cook another 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until juices run clear. Remove chops from heat and let them rest a couple of minutes for juice to redistribute. Deglaze the pan with a splash of apple juice and 2 tablespoons of butter. Pour pan sauce over chops. Remove ginger from the sauce and top chops with generous portions of warm golden apple sauce.


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The sauce was very runny and the pork chops just meh. Lots of grease in the kitchen too.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must say that I was a bit disappointed. I chopped the apples finely but after the recommended 12 minutes of cooking, the "sauce" looked like a bunch of chopped apples soaking in liquid. I had to put it in the blender to achieve a sauce-like consistency. Even then, I think it was more like a compote than a real sauce. The taste was good, not great. Also, the pork chops were rather basic. I served them with Ina Garten's roasted garlic potatoes...delicious:) item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband adores apples in anything, and he LOVES this recipe. I'm making it tonight for the fourth time. Easy, quick, and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fast and delicious recipe! My husband and I absolutely loved it. I mashed a few of the apples with the back of a spoon just to integrate them into the sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good and easy. I gave it a 4 because it could have been that at least had I made adjustment to my cut of meat. I used pork tenderloin about 4-5 ounce slices and needless to say 5 minutes on each side is toooooo long. Most of mine were not eatable due to toughness. The glaze was very good. You live and learn I will prepare this dish again with the tenderloin and they will be prepared to perfection. You can take that to the bank. The apple sauce was delicious, but I used delicious red apples and purple raisins. Thanks Rachel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachel you are just...the best. Used this recipe this week and it was incredible. I cant believe I managed to keep pork chops moist. The apple sauce was what MADE this dish. It was incredible. Followed the recipe step by step, didn't change a thing and I never will! The glaze is a must. So much flavor! Definitely going to add this to our dinner rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple recipe, my boyfriend and I liked it very much. Since my boyfriend doesn't like raisins, I used mangos instead. Made me feel like a rock star in the kitchen = item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good. I could not get my apples to break down like I wanted (probably something I did or didn't do. We will do this again and again I'm sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is always a hit with my friends and family. Easy to modify depending on the size of your group too! Sweet and savory with a nice depth of flavor. Highly recommend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! But I had to modify. Didn't have Apple cider/juice, but did have a fresh mango and some mango juice. Combined with the apples and other ingredients, turned into a fabulous Mango apple sauce! Will plan it this way next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Applesauce was definitely the star of this recipe... Never made my own, and it was delicious!! I used gala apples which were perfectly, naturally sweet... Didn't have raisins.... Used organic apple juice.... Will definitely make again with a pork loin... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was more like a recipe for applesauce. Nothing fancy about the pork chop, just basically pan fried. It was good, though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe is super easy and quick. The best pork chop with applesauce I have ever eaten and my family loves it too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, tasty recipe that makes you feel like a fancy chef! My mom has always served me pork chops with apples sauce and this is an updated, more adult version of that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty. I brined the pork chops overnight in a salt/brown sugar brine, then cooked by Rachael's recipe. My family loves apples, but are bla on pork - this changed that. So delicious, thanks Rachael item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't care much for it. I don't know what I done but, my sauce didn't even get thick or clump up. I cooked it longer than I was suppose to and still nothing. I followed direction but, I just didn't like the flavor of the whole thing. But, I will try it again for my husband he loves anything that has apples in it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Again, Rachael Ray makes me a rockstar! Pork chops were amazing, cooked just right - kept heat high, and the apple sauce was sweet and multi-dimensional. Family loved it, even my son who does not eat pork loved it. Terrific!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was pretty yummy! I'd leave the raisins out next time, otherwise it was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM! Made this tonight for dinner and was really pleased with the results. It took longer than 12 minutes for the apple sauce to come together though. It wasn't as sweet as I thought it might be, which was a good thing. This recipe is a definite keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only made 1/2 recipe of the applesauce as my apples were fairly large, and I still had lots left over (which I plan to eat with yogurt and granola for breakfast. My husband and I both enjoyed this recipe. It was quick and easy but very satisfying. I skipped the butter altogether. Thank you, Rachael, for another great weeknight meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe but my sauce never thickened...help item not reviewed by moderator and published
The smell of the apple sauce/compote alone was heavenly. The pork chops would be fine simply served with the deglazed pan drippings. I will peel the apples from now on as the slightly chewy texture of the peel was something I could have lived without. The extra cooked apples and sauce would make a great accompaniment to vanilla ice cream for dessert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish dish!!! I cooked this for just two people, so I only used half of each ingredient and the result was still superb. I substituted dried red currants for the golden raisins (not a golden raisin fan & didn't want too much sweetness given what a rich sauce the apple reduction was, & sub'ed approximately 1/4 tsp powdered ginger in place of the fresh ginger root (glad I didn't try leaving the ginger out entirely, considering how much depth it added to the apple topping. I also used bone-in pork chops for added flavor to the meat and the pan juices that were used to deglaze. Take care not to over cook the chops before letting them rest off the heat since they will still continue to cook a bit once removed from the pan (cover loosly w/aluminum foil for maximum reconstitution of juices/flavors. Lastly, a light sprinkle of Herbs de Provence seasoned the chops even more thoroughly. Sooooo yummy! Served w/mushroom risotto & asparagus tips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not generally a pork chop eater but wanted to try something different. Chops were tender and juicy. The pan sauce is a nice compliment to the meat and apple sauce. I also used dried cherries instead of raisins in the apple sauce as did the previous reviewer. Served a side of egg noodles with butter, grated cheese and asparagus tips. Very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is easily the BEST pork and apple recipe I've tried. It was a huge success with the whole family! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is amazing. I used thinner porkchops, which resulted in plenty of applesauce to go around. I will definitely be using this tasty dish for future get-togethers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, and a definite keeper, will use again and again, and also the applesauce with other things...Did use 1/2 tsp of dried ginger, did not have fresh, and dried cherries as we do not care for raisins in my family, the pork chops were done perfect and juicy, served with mashed potato to sop up the pan drippings and applesauce on the plate.....no drops left behind, lol.....thanks, Rach~~ item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves this recipe. The pork chops are not dry and the sauce is delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and flavorful. The pan 'deglazing' seemed a bit worthless. The apples have enough flavor for this dish. My son ate the apples up separate from the pork and loved them. Used ginger in spice form instead of fresh. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and easy to make! If it doesn't have the right flavor I won't even eat it, even if it took me a long time to prepare. This was simply delicious and will go into my recipe box to make again. I had a basket of Rambo apples, so I used them and they made a scrumptious apple sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great apple sauce ! It works well with other firm apples apples as well ie, Braburn, Granny Smith etc I like to season the chops with a bit of thyme, garlic and Italian flat leaf parsley. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! I just used Braeburn apples, and regular raisins, as that was what I had on hand. Also, to save a little time on the sauce reduction, I added a little cornstarch mixed with water to thicken the sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Was pretty easy for a down and dirty pork chop recipe. Used gala apples I had on-hand and also used suggested ground ginger amount of 1/2 tspn as I didn't have a fresh one in stock. Pork chop alone could have had a bit more flavor, but the applesauce really helped. Also, used dark raisins. It was delicious and would definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't try the pork chops (vegetarian) but it's the best apple sauce recipe I've found. And the leftovers are amazing on latkes or ice cream! Will 100% make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
family loved the apple sauce. i cut the recipe in half and i'm glad i did as it makes a lot of apple sauce. used regular apple juice & just simmered it a while. we live in sw florida, so whenever it can be cooked outside we do it. grilled the pork chops after using a pork dry rub (it's one my husband makes in batches to smoke pork butt) on high to get good grill marks and finished them in the oven to keep them moist since they were boneless. perfect! had it with left over mac & cheese and grilled corn. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! Didn't use any ginger (not a huge fan) and only had granny smith apples and it still turned out sweet and delicious. I cooked the chops (in both phases) longer than recipe called for. Also, I like to cover while they are cooking...I think it makes them more tender. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love/hate I liked this recipe but doubt I'ld do it for a dinner party more for a 'homey' meal. I found the pork chops to be bland. Now for the Golden Apple Sauce it's good. Its a runny sauce not a thickening sauce. Leftovers on top of breakfast toast with a little cream cheese or butter-to- dessert over vanilla icecream. It's Good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing and simple. However, because I used apple juice with no added sugars, it didn't caramelize as it was supposed to--so I added a bit more sugar to get it a better syrupy consistency. Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavors were perfect with a fresh gourmet appeal. It was so easy and everyone loved it. I didn't tell them just how easy it was :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good. Didn't have fresh ginger or nutmeg so used what I had in the cabinet. Very yummy, apples didn't quite need 10 minutes to soften. item not reviewed by moderator and published
awesome dinner, everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely fantastic! My husband said they were the best pork chops he's ever had. I used dried cranberries in place of raisins (personal preference and 1/2 t. Ground ginger in place of fresh (it's what I had. I used 2 golden apples (chopped and 2 honey crisp apples (peeled and chopped...again, what I had. I served with a side of mashed sweet potatoes which were perfect together. I used a splash of the apple cider to thin the potatoes...nice touch! To start I made a mixed salad with walnuts, gorgonzola, pomegranate seeds, and raspberry vinaigrette. This is my new fav meal (especially for fall. Thanks RR...I'll be making this again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used several substitutions and it still came out great: Used two large Winesap apples sliced thin. Dried cranberries in place of raisins, gave it nice visual interest. Dark brown sugar instead of light. I also did not use extra apple juice, used 1/2 the amount water instead and a pinch more sugar than called for. 1/2 tsp dried ginger instead of fresh. Once the apples bubbled for about 10 minutes, simmered on low uncovered about 20 minutes more and ended up with great thick sauce. Very simple, quick, delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were great! very easy to make and the sauce is absolutely delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So perfectly delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My boys LOVED this meal! We did it with broccoli as the side! And the Golden Applesauce was sooooo GONE! I was hoping for leftover sauce for the morning! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for dinner tonight. I prepared it EXACTLY as the recipe instructs with the exception of the cooking time for the apple sauce. At 12 minutes I had mushy apples in apple juice. It did take about 35 minutes to reduce the liquid and have an apple sauce consistancy. The pan sauce was a nice touch. All my dinner guests loved this. I will definitely be making this dish again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Looks like a difficult dish, but yet so easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe says to chop the apples... does the skin have to come off first? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachael Ray's recipe for pork chops was so simple and delicious ! The apple sauce was the best I've ever had ! Thank you Rachael Ray !!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe exactly as is for my grandchildren. They loved everything. Their only complaint? "Too juicy." Go figure! As far as the reviewer's comment about RR's recipes being inconsistent, I haven't found that to be true at all. When I need a quick and delicious meal, her recipe collection is the one I go to and know I can count on, like this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one is a definite "do over" with my gang. We made a couple of modifications with the applesauce by adding more apple cider and dark brown sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I started cooking with one of Rachel's 30 mins meal books years ago and while I found a few favorite recipes - generally there's a lot of inconsistency. This recipe isn't any different. Four golden delicious apples is a lot! I had way too many apples left over and the cook time was wrong. People always talk about making adjustments which is fine to add a twist but when you have to make adjustments to time and quantity it's not a good recipe. My husband thought it was ok - but wasn't ecstatic about it. I'm a big fan of America's test Kitchen where 90 percent of their recipes come out tasty as is - and the Get Em Girls where everything is yummy. Rachel love your personality but these recipes need to be vetted better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually just bread pork chops but I browsed the site before making them tonight to see if I could find a small way to jazz them up. I did not make the applesauce, I already had some. But I did use the tip about deglazing the pan with apple juice and adding some butter, I just poured it over the breaded chops and it was such a great touch!! It really adds a great kick of flavor and it could not be easier. I'll try the apple sauce recipe next time too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very, very good. I changed a couple things...per others I used less apple juice 1 1/2 cups and it still took a lot more time to get the consistency I like (1/2 hr +)...used dried cranberries, I don't like raisins and always use these. I did let a clove of garlic flavor the pork chop oil and removed it before adding the chops so it would burn. The tent is a great idea and I'll do it and make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used 1/2 inch thick bone-in chops. They were good but not special enough to make again. They were cooked well though and the apple sauce seems very homemade. The chops needed some more flavor or maybe a dip in some flour prior to cooking, or something. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this recipe for me and my husband. It was fantastic! I did as others suggested and cut the apple sauce liquid by about one half, and it turned out beautifully thick. I did overcook my pork chops, but that's due to my buying chops that weren't thick enough. Nonetheless, the meal was hit. I'll definitely cook it again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a huge family hit, even with the little picky eaters!! I prepared the meal just as the recipe stated, except I finished the chops off in the oven, as my skillet was too small to cook all my chops at once. Therefore, I deglazed my skillet and the oven pan. The deglazed sauce is most certainly the key to making this recipe so scrumptious. I'm looking forward to making this meal again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't get to see the show, but went on a big search for some type of pork and apple recipe and stumbled upon this one. My entire family loved this! The apples and cinnamon were so delicious and perfectly seasoned. I didn't use regular pork chops because I wanted to use my pork tenderloins that I already had, so I went ahead and seared them in a pan and finished them in the oven. I made the pan sauce when they were done and sliced them up and put the apples on top. I served w/mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli. My kids loved the pan sauce and apples so much that they ended up dipping their broccoli in it and as a result, ate lots more veggies than normal! We all agreed this recipe was a hit and I will definitely make this again and again! Thanks Rachael for such a tasty recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is even better if you use Seneca Golden Delicious apple sauce. Pam. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Rachael Ray's cooking, but this one did not cut it for me. The Apple sause was good, but I did smash them down with a potato smasher. Rachael has other recipies similar to this that are much better. Recipe needs tweeking item not reviewed by moderator and published
I put the apple sauce in a blender and it came out much better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The applesauce was good but it never made a sauce. I used golden delicious apples, cut some of the pieces coarse and some fine, and cooked them on medium-high in a nonstick pan. I had to add more apple juice because it was drying up and about to burn. I then transferred it into a bowl and used a potato masher to finish them up. Turned out pretty good, but guess I should have read the reviews before starting the recipe. THANKS ED next time I won't use a nonstick pan, even though I thought that was what she was using on the show. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the recipe called for too much apple juice, so I reduced it. I also had to add a bit of corn starch slurry to get it to thicken properly at the end. Otherwise, the apple sauce was very tasty. Tossing the chops in a brine for a few hours beforehand will give you juicer meat, since she otherwise doesn't do anything to them other than salt & pepper. Also, if you're going to make a pan sauce, you really don't want to use a nonstick pan or you'll get no fond. Served these over potato pancakes, which was the perfect starch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight and I just watched my six year old son and my three year old daughter to see their reaction. I made rice and broc for their side. They started on those because they are not huge meat eaters and when they made their way to the pork chops with the apple sauce their eyes said it all! Rave reviews! They loved it! My daughter told me that I could make it again if I wanted to! Ha! Ha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy to make. The flavor of everything was a crowd pleaser. There were no leftovers. LOL!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is absolutely delicious! for someone who doesnt even like pork much. I made this with pork rib chop (tenderloin without bone) and the chop came out crispy on the outside and tender and JUICY on the inside. The sauce is great too, tho I do think the gravy doesnt need the splash of juice tho, as it compliments the apple sauce more that way. But anyways this is definitely a keeper and definitely will make it again soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
soo good its just as good on chicken!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband raved about this meal. The kids, even my picky eater, enjoyed it as well. I will make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I recommend this recipe to people that don't like slaving in the kitchen for a great meal. JUST DON'T SERVE THIS MEAL WARM OR COLD!! The taste is not the same! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachel, this was so easy to make, and very yummy. Even my picky eater loved it!!! Thanks for a great recipe for my busy day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE this apple sauce recipe. I think it might even beat my gramma's recipe. I tend to reduce the amount of apple juice a little, or leave it to simmer for longer than suggested but it tastes fantastic! And I'm a BIG pork chop fan (I'm in college and its cheap!) so this has really spiced up my pork chop meals! And try the creamy corn from the same show... so good! On a side note... I have to make extra every week (yes I make it weekly) because my roommates are constantly asking me if they can have some... so I just make a big container of it and put it in the group fridge... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fantastic dish! The pork chops are loaded with flavor, and the apple sauce is over-the-top delicious! In the video Rachel recommends making extra apple sauce, and she is so right about that. As I was eating it, was I dreaming about putting it on ice cream! With recipies like this and some of the others I get from Rachel Ray and food network, I honestly don't eat out very much any more. Why should I ? I can make a better meal for less money right in my own home! If you like pork, this recipe is for you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is delicious! This was the first time I have ever made my own applesauce- I used a little less juice and used a chopping motion when stirring and it turned out great. Deglazing the pan is a must and these pork chops have so much flavor. I can't wait to make them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe once before and turned out perfectly. I wasnt able to get the next bite into my mouth quick enough!! I saw no problem with the recipe or ingredients and if you FOLLOW the recipe, you should have no problem making a successfull entree. You definatly don't want to skip the deglazing process, it is important to get that extra flavor, and would be noticed if skipped. Wonderfull dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids are in their late teens and have refused to eat pork chops for years, until now! This recipe is the best ever! So simple, especially when I use my apple slicer to quickly cut the cores out of the apples. Recommend watching the video first, as I picked up some critical tips for how to cook the chops. My kids now ask for this dish weekly! And you truly will want to make extra apple sauce since it goes well with anything, even warm oatmeal in the morning. Can't recommend it enough! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We used 2 granny smith and 2 pink lady apples instead of golden delicious. They have a slightly more tart flavor and keep the nice colors and have a less grainy texture. The pork chops were great and cooked just fine for me in the 7 - 9 minutes. Be warned, use a high sided skillet/saute-pan to decrease spatters on the stove and counter. We did 6 instead of 4 (grocery store had packs of 3) and didn't really add to the time for the overall meal. The "sause" was great. The apples and raisins absorbed 90% of the juices and seasonings. Nice flavors and went excellent with the chops. Be careful with your splash of apple juice for the glaze, we did a bit too much but just let it simmer a little longer for the right consistency. Had this with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli great tasting and a nice balance. Made awesome leftovers the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe you are referring to is the pork chops, golden apple and raisin sauce, where rachel uses grey poupon mustard and maple syrup for a glaze on the chops. these 2 recipes are very similar, but they are 2 different shows item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched the episode for this recipe and at the end of cooking her pork chops Rachel Ray added Maple Syrup and ground mustard. My dad and I plan to make this for dinner tonight and I wll add the missing ingredients as she did on the show. If you are gonna air a recipe for your watchers to follow it feel it is highly important that you post the recipe exactly the way you showed during your show. I am sure this may be why there was bad reviews about this recipe. YOU NEED TO TIGHTEN UP AND PROOF READ BEFORE POSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will be making this for dinner tonight. I felt the need to comment before hand about the reviews that complain the chops take ALOT longer than 5- 6 minutes. To those individuals I say buy thinner chops and don't cook them to death. Pork does not have to be dried out to be "done". Rachel used 1 inch chops, boneless I might add. Ten minutes each side and then an hour in the oven??? That is extreme to say the least. Anyhoo...that is all I have to say. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First of all, I want to thank a couple of people who reviewed this before I actually cooked it. The addition of rosemary to the chops really made them delicious, and also there were a few reviews regarding the amount of apple juice in the applesauce. Rather than two cups of juice, I cut it in half and used just a cup, but it was still really watery, so out came the turkey baster to remove about another half cup of juice at least. I had a choice, either pick out all the cooked raisins and pulse the apples to thicken it up, or add a bunch of sugar to the remaining juice and cook it down to a syrup, which is what I did. The pork chops themselves came out fine, but I'm not sure that the deglazing and addition of butter was necessary given the fact that applesauce was going on top. I gave it four stars because of the heads-up on the apple juice, otherwise it would have received three. Overall, once you tweak it, it's pretty good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First of all, I seasoned both sides of the chops with salt and pepper and dredged them in flour that I'd seasoned with salt and pepper, and THEN bronzed them in the oil in the pan. They got a nice color, but needed 8 to 10 minutes per side before they truly browned. Second, I've never made applesauce, so I blindly added all the ingredients (except the ginger and raisins) and proceeded to cook over medium high and stir occasionally. After the 10 to 12 minutes, I still had what other reviewers said they had, which is a pot full of chopped apples in apple juice. But since my chops were taking way longer than 2 minutes per side, this gave me considerably more time to cood and reduce the applesauce. Toward the end, I used a potato masher to make it look more like applesauce, but still left some of the chunks. By the time my chops were finished, and I was working on the pan sauce, the applesauce had finally reduced down. I even had time while cooking to look at other applesauce recipes on the internet, most of which called for 1/2 the liquid and a much longer cooking time. All in all, everything tasted great, and I will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you Rachel for helping me, the cooking challenged. This was sooo easy to make and the apple sauce was awesome!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making apple sauce. It was mighty tasty. On your left, right.....pork chops!!! And apple sauce!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the apples taste terrible item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pork chops and applesauce! Brings back memories of the Brady Bunch! We all enjoyed this dish. The applesauce had just the right amount of tart and the chops were moist and flavorful. Quick, easy, and very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe twice but both times I only made the pork chops. Her recipe was great. I used "Simply Apple" (the brand) juice because it's not watered down like most apple juices seem to be and it gave the pan sauce a lot of flavor. The second time I made the chops, I sprinkled a little bit of brown sugar on each one after putting the pan sauce on them. I liked it that way better and so did my boyfriend, just opinion though. It seems like some people have a problem with the oil for searing but I only used a very small amount, about the size of a silver dollar and it wasn't greasy at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy to make. The apple sauce is great and delicious just on it's own if there are any leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The pork was good - I added dried rosemary to give it a little more flavor. The reduced juices and butter were a delicious addition to the pork. The apple sauce wasn't very saucy - more like chopped apples in applejuice. I puree it and it was better, but could definitely taste the peels. Overall, good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was fantastic and oh so easy to make. The applesauce complimented the chops perfectly and the presentation was first rate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Friends and family raved about this recipe - it being the best pork chops they've ever had. Since I've tried a few pork chop recipes, and dryness being the most common problem, this recipe seems to do really well with the moistness factor due to the richness of the apple/raisin sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really yummy and easy to make. I didn't have any raisins, so I skipped them and added cinnamon to the apple sauce. It was an easy, quick meal, and the leftover apple sauce went great with toast for breakfast. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was not good for me. I was a little hesitant to pan fry these chops, since I always grill chops, but went ahead and did it anyway. The chops were very bland, not at all tender, and not even close to done even though I followed the directions. I used thick cut pork chops as called for. The apples were good, but the sauce was as thin as plain apple juice. I would not make these again. If you decide to make these, I would use an indoor grill that catches the drippings, then heat the drippings and butter in a small pan. Also, maybe use half as much apple juice in the golden apple sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We simply grill pork chops all the time. This definitely gave the alternate taste we needed to switch things up! We overcooked the pork chops a bit but the dryness was offset by the sauce. We served with rice cooked with raisins and chicken broth. Worked well as leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. My family loved it. I didnt have any apple juice or apple cider in the house so I used what I could get my hands on, which was CapriSun fruit punch. Worked great. Will definetly make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a simple meal and so delicious! I had left over apple sauce and that was our dessert, topped with vanilla ice cream. A Keeper!!! Thanks, Rachel Ray. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was great i love dthe applesauce and the pork chops and i already told 5 people your recipe and i will always use that recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was easy to make and turned out excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like pork chops and applesauce for a change up meal. This one is easy to prepare and better than using jarred applesauce. I found the golden delicous apples a little bland. Next time I will use Granny Smith and I bet it will be awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We really enjoyed the flavor of the homemade applesauce with these chops. My fifteen year old, who has not liked applesauce since the early years, liked the recipe and I suspect the leftovers will be promptly eaten in the morning. This is perfect for a cool winter day. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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