Friday, January 20, 2012

Braised Apple Pork Chops

I made this up as I went along and it turned out to be a winner! It's very mild with the perfect blend of sweet and salty. The apples and grapes compliment pork very well!

Braised Apple Pork Chops
  • 4-6 pork shops, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon divided
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 1-2 red apples, sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups apple juice (or orange juice)
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
Heat skillet to medium high. Add butter, pork, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, salt and 1/2 tsp dry mustard. Pan sear pork until golden brown. Add 1 cup apple juice, bay leaves, remaining cinnamon, apple slices and grapes. Cover with lid and simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes. In a small bowl combine juice and corn starch. Blend well. Remove lid and pour juice into pan. Whisk together on high until sauce begins to bubble. Remove from heat. Serve with Sweet Onion Vinaigrette Salad and sour dough bread.

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