I turned this into a slow cooker recipe and put everything in the slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours.
I placed the apples on the bottom then the pork on top.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 bone-in pork chops (about
1 pound total)
3 tablespoons cooking fat
1 onion, sliced
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 pinch nutmeg
** If using the Crock pot place the sliced apples on the bottom then add the rest of the ingredients
or follow the steps below.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix the salt and pepper in a small bowl and use to season both sides of the pork chops.
3. Melt 2 tablespoons of the cooking fat in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the fat is hot, add the pork chops and sear until you see a golden brown crust, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and sear the other side for 2 minutes.
4. Transfer the pork chops to a baking dish and roast in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness.
5. While the pork is roasting, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon fat and the onion in the same skillet. Cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the apple, apple cider, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg. Cook (while scraping all the tasty bits off the bottom with a wooden spoon), until the apples soften, about 5 minutes.
6. Transfer the applesauce to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. (I pulled the juice apples and onions out of the crock pot and placed it all into the blender)
Top with the pork and serve with the applesauce.
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