I was hoping we would like this, but that didn't happen. The pork chops themselves were fine. It's the Apple "Salsa" that is the problem with this recipe. First the texture is just odd, it's definitely not like a regular salsa texture, and it's not smooth like applesauce, and it's not even like the chunky applesauce either. I think it's just an unpleasant texture for most folks both to feel in their mouth and to see with their eyes. When I made it I looked at it oddly, when my teenage son and his friend looked at it they made that same sort of odd face, and then so did my husband. Now for taste, I think that the flavors just don't really blend well together in this manner. The apples are of course cooked (when they were made into applesauce) but the rest is all raw. Even letting it meld together for quite some time just doesn't work for this salsa. The amount of white pepper this recipe calls for is far too much I believe - I only used about 1/4 tsp of fresh white pepper and it was fairly powerful. I think if you played around with the salsa recipe and tried some fresh apples diced finely and adjusted seasonings a bit you might be able to come up with something, but as the recipe stands it just doesn't work. If you are going to try it, I would suggest making a much smaller batch of the salsa also (it makes a LOT) because a - you probably won't like it and b - even if you do like it you wouldn't use that much.
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I was hoping we would like this, but that didn't happen. The pork chops themselves were fine....