Recipe by bellananna
"A simple twist on an old Shaker dish. Pork chops are browned, then simmered in an apple cider infusion and finished in half-and-half or cream. Makes a great dinner for two, simple to prepare, hearty enough for him, but delicious by any standards. Can substitute chicken breasts for the pork loin chops."
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4 (4 ounce)
boneless pork loin chops
salt, or to taste
ground black pepper
freshly grated nutmeg
half-and-half or cream
Excellent, but I made several adjustments. First, I rubbed the chops down with olive oil prior to placing it in the flour mixture and I used kosher salt throughout the recipe. Secondly, I added shallots while searing the pork and added chopped apple when it was time to simmer. The apples and shallots really made the sauce. Lastly, I had no cream on hand so I used 1% milk and the sauce was amazing and still very rich. I think cream would of been too heavy. Served with mashed potatoes to soak up the sauce. Fantastic!
I liked the idea of this recipe but I hated it. Too vinegary. I think if I was to make this again I would use applesauce.
Very, very good. Apple and pork is one of my favorite flavor combinations. For me the apple flavor was a little too subtle and I added some unsweetened applesauce which perked the flavor up tremendously. Also, for me, I would probably next time add some finely diced shallots. I can see the sauce being served just about anywhere fine food is made even without my tinkering :)
I thought this was excellent! The pork chops were moist and full of flavor. The smell of the apple cider while it was cooking was wonderful. The sauce came out perfect. I used light cream, but I think I may omit this next time. It was just a little on the rich side for me.
I made this last night, and it was pretty yummy. I changed it up a bit and followed some other reviews. I added some applesauce and used apple juice (no cider on hand) and added some cinnamon. I also marinated the pork before I cooked it, with vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic. I think next time I will leave out the breading part, as it just made a mess in the sauce for me. I also added some diced apples to the pan before I cooked the chops. Then removed them and added them back in when I added the cream. Overall I think this was a awesome recipe, simple and didn't take all night to prepare. I will try this with chicken as well.
I changed the recipe to give it more flavor.
I doubled the nutmeg, instead of using 1 cup of apple juice I used 1/2 cup apple juice, and 1/2 cup apple cider vinagar.
I also crushed 2 small apples and simmered with the chicken, and left them in the pan after removing the chicken for the gravy.
I added some brown sugar to taste in the cream sauce.
This recipe turned out great! The pork chops were nice and moist, not tough. Let me mention one thing I used applesauce instead of apple cider (didn't have cider) it "melted down" perfectly. I also swirled some real maple syrup into the sauce and it added a really nice flavor!
This was delicious and a nice change. I did not have the allspice so I left that out as well as the chicken broth. I also added some sliced onion to the pan when searing the chops, leaving them in and incoporating them into the sauce, I also used 2% lactose free milk instead of the cream and it still made a nice gravy. I thought the apple cider taste would be strong but it was nice and light.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pork Loin Chops in Apple Cream
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 589
** Calories from Fat: 310
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