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Pork Chops and Apples in Mustard Sauce

Pork chops baked with apples in a creamy mustard sauce, simple French comfort food. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword baked pork chops, pork chops with apples
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 705kcal
Author Kelly Wildenhaus | the hungry bluebird

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 apples, quartered, cored, peeled and sliced thinly (I use Gala)
  • 4 pork rib chops about 3/4-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • cup dijon mustard, or to taste (I just eyeball it, a couple big spoonfuls)
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º.  Spread apples in a lightly buttered baking dish (one large enough to hold the chops in one layer) and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Mix the cream and mustard in a small bowl or measuring cup.  Salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  • While apples are baking, lightly salt the pork chops.  Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the chops and cook until nicely browned, about 5 minutes a side.
  • Arrange the chops over the apples.  Add the wine to the skillet and deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits.  Boil until wine is reduced by half and then dribble it over the chops.  (I eyeball the wine, just pouring it out of the bottle, I probably use a little more than ¼ cup.)
  • Pour the cream and mustard mixture over the chops and apples.  Shake the dish gently so the cream penetrates the apples.  Be careful, the baking dish will be hot!
  • Bake 20 minutes longer to finish cooking the chops.  I usually then turn off the oven and let the chops stay in another 20 minutes.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes or so.  Serve chops and apples over orzo pasta.

Notes

  • If you don't want to use wine, deglaze the pan with chicken stock.
  • The sauce will thicken after resting awhile. Stir well and let it sit several minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 705kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 1130mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 1156IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg