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Apples and pork are the perfect pair–especially with this creamy cider sauce. Say hello to fall with this family favorite pork chop dish!
This recipe is one that my mom would bring out every fall. I’ve tried dozens of pork chop recipes, but this one stands out in my mind as my favorite. The creamy apple cider sauce really makes these chops stand out! I love that you can make this meal quickly on a weeknight, but also really wow a crowd for a weekend dinner party.
Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork has become our go-to from Walmart. Long gone are the days of dry, boring chops. These chops are naturally tender and juicy without added steroids, hormones or artificial ingredients. Remember: if you love your pork medium rare, you should cook it to an internal temperature of 145 degrees (followed by a three-minute rest). If you like your pork a little more done, you can cook them to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. The rest time is essential!
When you’re shopping at Walmart, be sure to look for the green “All Natural” label. I always browse for markdowns, too! If you happen to find some discounted pork, just repackage and freeze it when you get home. Such a money saver. You can also save money with Ibotta right now! Save $1.00 on any Smithfield All Natural Pork variety (while supplies last).
Fall Favorite: Apple Cider Pork Chops with Cream Sauce
- 1-2 pounds Smithfield All Natural Boneless Pork Chops
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup apple cider or good quality apple juice
- 3 Granny smith apples , cored and sliced thinly
- 2/3 cup half and half
Season chops with salt and pepper, toss in flour.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add chops and brown 3-5 minutes until mostly cooked. Remove from skillet. You may have to do the chops in 2 batches.
Add vinegar, sugar and apple cider to the pan and whisk to dissolve sugar.
Add sliced apples. Poach in liquid until they are cooked and sauce is syrupy (about 8-10 minutes).
Slowly pour in half and half and stir, then return chops to pan.
Cook for 2-3 minutes and let sauce thicken.
Serve with boiled red potatoes and your favorite vegetable.
If you love your pork medium rare, you should cook it to an internal temperature of 145 degrees (followed by a three-minute rest). If you like your pork a little more done, you can cook them to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
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This week, I’m sharing two of my favorite recipes from growing up. My mom is my hero for many reasons. She’s always there for me–listening to my crazy stories from the girls and probably thinking “ahhh, payback!”. She’s also a huge hero in the community, helping out on various boards and groups. A few years back, she was the county commissioner for the town! Growing up, she managed to work hard and get a delicious meal on the table…a feat I now know takes quite a Superwoman. Cheers to you, Mom!
Looking for more delicious pork recipes? Be sure to check out the Smithfield Cares website for more inspiration!
Is there a family favorite pork chop recipe you love?