Monday, November 9, 2015

Applesauce Glazed Pork Chops

Pork and apples is a classic combination. I absolutely love it - classic pairings are that way for a reason, but they are universally so darn good together. 

I like to cook my pork chops in a sauce, because I think pork chops can get really dry really easily and that just makes them not good at all. Moist tender pork chops are sublime, dry powdery pork chops are enough to make you not want to eat them ever again. 

I made this with a thin-cut bone-in pork chop and that is a cut of meat that can be lean and very inexpensive.  They also cook really quickly because they are thin and so they are great for a quick dinner. Put your chops in the oven, make a salad and you are ready to go! 

4 bone-in pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 350°. 

Place pork chops in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. 

In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; spoon over chops.

Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. 

Let stand 5 minutes before serving.