Pork Chops and Applesauce

These are the juciest and best pork chops I have ever had or made.  How many of you grew up eating pork chops and just accepted they were always dry?  I did, but screw that grocery store pork, nothing like what I got from my farmer and will never buy meat from a store again if I can avoid it.  Well back to this recipe, all the flavor combinations in this just explode in your mouth and it is amazing.  Enjoy


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Pork Chops and Applesauce
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Serves: 2
  • 2 bone in pork chops
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries (dried with apple juice)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small apple, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ginger to taste
  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Preheat a saute pan on your stove top over medium high heat
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine your applesauce, cranberries, lemon juice, and rosemary and mix well
  4. Season both sides of your pork chops with salt, pepper, and ground ginger to your liking
  5. Once seasoned, sear your pork chops for 2-3 mins of each side then set aside
  6. Line the bottom of your baking dish with your sliced onions
  7. Place your pork chops on the bed of onions
  8. Rub your garlic onto the top of your pork chops
  9. Place your sliced apples in a single layer on top of your pork chops
  10. Now evenly spoon your applesauce mixture over the top of your porkchops and cover the entire chops
  11. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for anywhere from 30-60 minutes depending on the thickness of your chop
  12. Once the internal temperature reaches a minimum of 145 degrees you are good to remove them from the oven and let them rest for 10 minutes before serving
  13. Enjoy

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  1. Made this for the first time, didn’t have cranberries, and low on rosemary so used thyme .
    It was really good , served with roasted brussel sprouts with bacon. my boys in the family had mashed potatoes as well. Thanks for the great recipe :)

  2. I just made this, sauteeing the pork chops & then cooking everything in the slow cooker for 6 hours. SO delicious – sweet, tender meat, delicious sauce, soft & tasty apples & onions. Served next to braised cabbage, made spicy with Aleppo pepper – a nice contrast to the sweet pork!

  3. Another great recipe! Tastes even better leftover. I served it with a baked acorn squash with cinnamon and it was delicious. Thank you for all of the great recipes they are helping my shift over to the paleo lifestyle a breeze. Keep the awesome recipes coming!

  4. George, I’ve always made pork chops with apple sauce on top (love fruit with pork and chicken too), but this looks just awesome. It’s tonight’s Mother’s Day dinner treat for ME!! Thank you for posting it. Can’t wait for dinner time!!

    :) Anne

  5. We love this dish! The pork always ends up so tender. The cranberries add a nice pop of flavor. I always serve it with a side of veggies.

  6. This was soooooo good, I know it's pork but it reminded me of thanksgiving…weird? ;). Instead of baking them I put them in the crackpot for 6 hours. Will definitely make again and again.

  7. YUM! One of our FAVE meals (we always sing it, "pork chops & applesauce" lol). I love how yours have cranberries in it.

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