Pork Chops with Creamy Apple Cranberry Sauce

Recipe Girl

Ready in: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup apple cider
    Beverages
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples (or any good, sweet baking apple) peeled, cored & cut in slices
    Produce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
    Milk, Eggs, Other Dairy
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    Dried Fruits;Produce
  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
    Baking
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 6 ounces light cream cheese
    Cheese
  • 1 medium onion cut in half and sliced thinly
    Produce
  • 4 (1-inch thick) pork chops
    Meat
  • 1 teaspoon salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing

Steps

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet heat butter and oil on low until melted and bubbling while dredging the pork chops in flour mixed with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring the heat in the pan up to medium high and saute the chops for 3 minutes on both sides.
  • Remove the pork chops to a pan and place in oven to finish and stay warm for ten minutes.
  • Keep the oil and butter left in the skillet. If it is burned then wipe the pan and add one tablespoon of oil.
  • Add onions to the same skillet and saute with oil from the chops until slightly caramelized; add apples and saute until they tender.
  • Add cream cheese to the apple-onion mixture along with the apple cider; stir until the sauce becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Add the cranberries and stir for one minute.
  • Remove pork chops from the oven and plate them with the sauce.
  • Place a spoonful of sauce on a plate, top with a pork chop + more sauce.
  • Add an additional sprinkle of dried cranberries and a sprig of parsley, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 553.69  cal  (27.68%)
  • Fat: 27.61  g  (42.48%)
  • Saturated Fat: 15.64  g  (97.73%)
  • Carbohydrates: 44.17  g  (14.72%)
  • Sugar: 28.66  g  (31.85%)
  • Cholesterol: 124.03  mg  (41.34%)
  • Sodium: 888.51  mg  (38.63%)
  • Protein: 33.79  g  (67.59%)
  • Selenium: 49.12  µg  (70.16%)
  • Vitamin B1: 1.01  mg  (67.67%)
  • Vitamin B3: 11.52  mg  (57.59%)
  • Vitamin B6: 1.1  mg  (54.76%)
  • Phosphorus: 403.66  mg  (40.37%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.41  mg  (24.14%)
  • Potassium: 829.7  mg  (23.71%)
  • Vitamin B12: 1.11  µg  (18.51%)
  • Zinc: 2.52  mg  (16.77%)
  • Fiber: 3.97  g  (15.87%)
  • Vitamin B5: 1.53  mg  (15.32%)
  • Magnesium: 52.02  mg  (13.01%)
  • Manganese: 0.26  mg  (12.85%)
  • Calcium: 94.78  mg  (9.48%)
  • Vitamin A: 422.94  IU  (8.46%)
  • Vitamin C: 6.79  mg  (8.23%)
  • Iron: 1.48  mg  (8.23%)
  • Copper: 0.16  mg  (8.09%)
  • Folate: 30.31  µg  (7.58%)
  • Vitamin E: 1.03  mg  (6.85%)
  • Vitamin K: 5.69  µg  (5.42%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.74  µg  (4.95%)

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