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A pork chop topped with apples in a maple cream sauce being lifted out with a wood turner from a cast iron skillet that's sitting on a wood board over a white background with 2 apples and a blue and white striped towel near by
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5 from 2 votes

Maple Apple Pork Chops

This Maple Apple Pork Chops recipe combines some of falls best flavors into one delicious dinner recipe. Simple pan-seared pork chops are smothered with apples in a creamy maple brandy sauce that is absolutely to die for!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Pork
Servings: 4
Calories: 542kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork chops
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour * use gluten free if needed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot * minced
  • 2 firm, sweet apples * like gala, fuji, or red delicious, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder

Instructions

  • Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  • Dredge the pork chops in the flour until lightly coated.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Remove to a plate and tent with aluminum foil.
  • Lower the heat to medium and melt the butter in the hot pan. Add the shallot and apples. Cook for just a minute or two, stirring frequently.
  • Slowly pour in the maple syrup, then the brandy. Be careful as the brandy may flame as the alcohol cooks off.
  • Deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bit from the bottom.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and mustard powder and stir well. Raise the heat back up to medium-high and cook until the sauce is hot and bubbly and thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • Serve the pork chops topped with apples and maple-brandy sauce.

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Notes

Tips and Techniques

  • If you don't have brandy on hand, or would rather not use alcohol, you can use apple juice as a substitute. I've even made this recipe with bourbon when I've found myself without brandy. It works just as good!
  • Use real maple syrup for the best results.
  • Use a gluten free all purpose flour to dredge the pork in to make this recipe gluten free.
  • Store leftover pork chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.1mg