Pork Chops and Apple Koss
What could be more fall family friendly than this? Sweet and savory with a tangy zing, this recipe will please just about everyone. Traditional pork chops and applesauce are tasty but with the addition of a little Koss Sauce they get even better!
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I use butter garlic and thyme, red onion and brown sugar to get the apples started then add the Koss Sauce to bring that extra zing.
The first step is to salt and pepper the pork chops then sear them to a nice golden color. I like to use bone in chops for this recipe because I think it adds more depth and porky flavor.
The browned bits on the bottom of the pan are deglazed when adding the apples giving tremendous flavor to the sauce. Just remove the seared but not yet finished cooking chops to a pie plate to rest and build the Apple Koss in the same pan.
After the sauce comes together, place the pork chops back into the pan and smother them with the apples. Place the skillet into a 350 degree oven and cook until the pork chops and apples are tender.
To keep things light and fresh, I serve it with a green salad of mixed baby kale, spinach, baby chard and shredded romaine topped with my Crunchy Salad Sprinkles then tossed with just a little honey mustard vinaigrette.
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Pork Chops and Apple Koss
4 medium sized bone in pork chops
4 small apples, peeled and sliced
salt & pepper
4 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 a red onion, sliced
1/4 cup or more Koss Sauce
thyme sprigs for garnish (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Heat a skillet to medium heat, then add 2 tablespoons of butter and let it melt.
Salt and pepper the pork chops and sear them in the melted butter until golden but not thoroughly cooked.
Remove the chops to a plate to rest while you prepare the Apple Koss.
Add the rest of the butter to the skillet to melt, then add the minced garlic and apples, top with the brown sugar, spices and thyme leaves. Stir to combine, scraping up the brown bits left from the pork chops.
Now add the red onion slices and drizzle on the Koss Sauce. Stir well to combine.
Place the pork chops back into the skillet and smother them with the apples.
Place the skillet into the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the chops and apples are tender.
Garnish with the fresh thyme sprigs and serve.