This recipe is good year round, but tastes especially GREAT during the fall when apples are at their prime.
APPLE CIDER PAN GRAVY PORK CHOPS
2 tablespoons avocado oil
4 3/4 inch pork chops
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
FRESH ground sea salt and black pepper, to taste
3-4 sprigs FRESH thyme
1 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
thin sliced apples, for garnish SEE NOTE
- Generously sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper.
- Heat avocado oil in large skillet over medium heat.
- Sear pork chops on both sides.
- In a small bowl whisk together the honey and apple pie spice.
- Add in garlic and apple cider until well blended.
- Pour over pork chops.
- Reduce heat to medium low, cover and simmer 5 minutes.
- Remove pork chops to a plate, tent and let stand 5 minutes.
- Whisk together the cornstarch and water.
- Add to pan gravy and whisk until well blended.
- Add heavy cream and whisk to blend.
- Increase heat and bring to a SLOW boil until desired consistency is reached.
- Serve pork chops with apple stuffing, your favorite vegetable and top with pan gravy.
- You can serve with thin sliced apple slices or you can use a little butter and apple pie spice to saute the apple slices for a sweet treat.
- Many times I prefer to sear the pork chops for 3 minutes on each side over high heat and then place them into a 400° oven for 6-8 minutes to finish cooking while I prepare the veggies. I find that the pork chops stay moist and juicy this way.
2 honey crisp apples, peeled,, cored and chopped
3 Kaiser rolls, chopped small
1 large carrot, chopped
1 small bunch green onions, halved and sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 + 2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup apple cider
2 packets pork flavored top ramen seasoning packets
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in skillet on medium high heat.
- Add carrots and saute 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften.
- Add green onions and garlic sauteing until fragrant.
- Add apples, sauteing until beginning to soften.
- Whisk together the pork seasoning packets into the apple cider.
- Add the remaining butter and apple cider mixture to pan.
- Fold in bread pieces, stirring to coat.
- Cook until liquid is completely absorbed.
- Fold into a casserole and bake 15 minutes or so to heat completely through.