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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Snoose Junction

    Thumbs up Pork Chops with Apples and Thyme: Eating Well Fall 04

    An excellent recipe from EW's Fast and Easy section. I used apples from our tree, neglected to peel them , but they still cooked up soft. The sauce is wonderful and makes lots- enough to pour over baked halves of acorn squash. Also had steamed zucchini as a side. An easy weeknight meal.

    Pork Chops with Apples & Thyme
    Eating Well Fall 2004

    Round out the meal with quick barley and pureed squash (frozen squash is very convenient).

    3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    2 teaspoons canola oil
    4 4-ounce boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thick, trimmed
    1 small onion, sliced
    1 tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled and sliced
    1/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

    1. Mix 2 tablespoons broth and cornstarch in a small bowl.

    2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add chops and cook until browned, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

    3. Reduce heat to medium-high and add onion to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until it starts to soften and brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add apple and cook, stirring often, until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining broth, cider (or juice), mustard, thyme and the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring, until thickened and glossy, about 1 minute. Return the chops to the pan and heat through. Serve immediately.

    Makes 4 servings.
    Per serving: 219 calories; 9 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono); 67 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 24 g protein; 1 g fiber; 102 mg sodium.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    thanks Julie! I LOVE pork and apples!!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    chester county, pennsylvania, usa
    Thx for posting this, Julie! I haven't gotten this issue of EW yet and this recipe sounds great!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Philly Burbs, Pa USA
    I thought this was excellent also! Not lots of ingrediants but big taste. Easy. Made the house smell wonderful too!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Northern California
    Thanks for posting the recipe, Julie! The ingredient list is very doable for my current situation. Looking forward to trying this one very soon!

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2004
    I made this last night and thought it was wonderful! It had a nice, subtle flavor. I served it with red bliss potatoes with the sauce drizzled over them--YUM!! Thanks for sharing!
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Houston, Tx
    Bringing up an older recipe. We had this last night and agree with the positive reviews-easy and delicious. I served it with another old recipe- Wheat Berry-Stuffed Winter Squash from CL-Jan/Feb/ 01 which was also a winner. It smelled and tasted like fall here last night!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Thanks Terry, it is on my menu for tomorrow night! I forgot about that recipe.
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