Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Apples and Onions


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Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

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    Apples and pork complement each other like milk and cookies. They taste even better served with light and fluffy mashed sweet potatoes.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
    Hy-Vee salt
    ¼ c. plus 2 Tbsp. That's Smart! salted butter, softened
    1 to 2 Tbsp. That's Smart! 2% reduced-fat milk
    Coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper
    4 (4-oz.) boneless top loin pork chops, about 1/2-inch thick
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee canola oil
    1 c. refrigerated pressed apple juice
    ¾ tsp. Hy-Vee corn starch
    ½ tsp. apple pie spice
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee Dijon mustard
    2 Gala apples, cored and cut into 6 wedges
    1 small Vidalia onion, cut into 6 wedges
    ½ tsp. fresh thyme, chopped, plus additional for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Large saucepan
    • Potato masher
    • Aluminum foil
    • Paper towels
    • Large cast iron skillet


    1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with water; add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and gently boil for 12 to 15 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain well.

    2. Return potatoes to saucepan. Add 1/4 cup butter; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in enough milk until light and fluffy; season to taste with salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cover to keep warm. Meanwhile, pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Lightly sprinkle with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Heat canola oil in a large cast iron skillet. Add pork chops and cook over medium heat for 7 to 9 minutes or until pork reach 145 degrees, turning halfway through. Transfer pork chops to a plate; cover to keep warm.

    3. Whisk together apple juice, corn starch, apple pie spice and mustard; set aside.

    4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add apples, onion and 1/2 teaspoon thyme. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or just until softened, stirring frequently. Push apples and onion to side of skillet. Add apple juice mixture to center of skillet; cook and whisk for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Return pork chops to skillet and heat through. Garnish with additional thyme, if desired. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes.

    Nutrition facts


    494 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 26g
    • Cholesterol: 101mg
    • Sodium: 472mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 42g
    • Protein: 27g

    Daily Values

    Iron 7%
    Calcium 4%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 23%