Applesauce Pork Chops

A friend brought over a jar of homemade applesauce, so I decided it to add it to pork chops for dinner. Recipe is courtesy of Allrecipes.com. The recipe was for two and I was serving four pork chops so I had to double the quantities.

1 tablespoon of butter

1/4 cup of chopped onions

1 apple, peeled,cored and sliced

2 (1/2 inch thick) pork chops

3/4 cup of applesauce

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard

1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of salt

ground pepper to taste

Preheat oven at 375 F (190 C).

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and apple slices in the melted butter till tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

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In the same skillet cook the pork chops over medium heat till brown on both sides about 5 minutes on each side.

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Mix applesauce, brown sugar, mustard, and cinnamon on the apple and onion mixture.

Place the pork chops in a 9×9 inch baking dish, season with salt and pepper. Spoon the applesauce mixture over the chops and cover dish.

Bake until pork chops are no longer pink  in center, about 30 to 45 minutes. An instant-read  thermometer inserted in the center should read about 145 degrees F (63 C).

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