Pork With Apple Cream Sauce

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 40 minutes
  • 3 servings

Ok, everybody knows how delicious pan-fried pork chops can be, right? But let’s get fancy here. And let’s do it in style with a moderately sweet and sour, but rich and milky sauce. Achieve this with apple, cider, heavy cream, and hazelnuts, mainly. Enjoy!

Ingredients Needed for Pork With Apple Cream Sauce

For the pork:

1 ¼ pounds of pork chops
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 fresh thyme sprigs
1 tablespoon butter

For the apple mixture:

1 large apple
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 large red onion, chopped
2 teaspoons of fresh thyme, chopped
½ cup apple cider
⅔ cup heavy cream
1 ounce hazelnuts
fresh parsley for garnishing

How to Cook Pork With Apple Cream Sauce

  1. For the pork:

    Place the pork chops on the work surface. Pour 1 tablespoon of oil over them, season with salt and pepper, then rub them in on both their sides.

  2. Heat the other tablespoon of vegetable oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add the pork chops and cook them for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  3. Add the butter and thyme, then bake for 20 minutes at 380⁰F/190⁰C.
  4. For the apple mixture:

    Cut the apple in half and scoop out the core using a baller or a teaspoon. Remove the stem and bud ends using a knife. Slice both halves. Set aside.

  5. Add the vegetable oil and 1/2 tablespoon butter to a skillet over low heat. As the butter melts add the red onion. Cook and stir until tender.
  6. Add the remaining butter and sliced apple. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  7. Add the fresh thyme, apple cider, heavy cream, and hazelnuts. Season with salt and pepper and stir a little.
  8. Add the cooked pork chops and cover them with some apple mixture. Garnish with chopped parsley and cook for up to 1 minute more.

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