Creamy Apple & Sage Pork Chops

How to make Creamy Apple and Sage Pork Chops.

Ingredients: Serves 2-4

  • 4 bone-in rib pork chops, cut 1-inch thick
  • 2 cooking apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • ⅔ cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage
  • 2½ tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt
  • black pepper

Method:

  1. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
  2. In an extra-large skillet cook the pork chops in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, turning once.
  3. Transfer the pork chops to a plate.
  4. Add the apples to the skillet.
  5. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Season with salt.
  7. Remove the apples to the plate with the pork chops.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium.
  9. Add the shallots and butter to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes.
  10. Add the garlic and sage sprigs and cook for 30 seconds.
  11. Add the 2 tablespoons of sherry vinegar, stirring to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  12. Add the cider and bring to a simmer.
  13. Return the pork chops and their juices to the pan and reduce the heat to low.
  14. Cover and gently simmer for about 10 minutes or until the pork chops are done, adding the apples the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  15. Transfer the pork chops and apples to a plate.
  16. Increase the heat to medium-high.
  17. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until the liquid is reduced by about half.
  18. Whisk in the cream, mustard, chopped sage and the remaining ½ tablespoon of sherry vinegar.
  19. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes more or until slightly thickened.
  20. Return the pork chops and apples to the skillet to coat.
  21. Serve and enjoy!
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