Applesauce Pork Chops Recipe
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Applesauce Pork Chops Recipe

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For a deliciously sweet meal, these pork chops are perfect. It is the makes such a wonderful supper you will want to make it often.—Elaine Anderson, New Galilee, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 rib pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large red apple
  • 1-1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (6 ounces) chicken-flavored wild rice mix
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown pork chops in oil on both sides; drain. Cut four thin wedges from apple; set aside. Peel and chop remaining apple. Add chopped apple, applesauce, water, onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper to skillet. Cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes or until meat juices run clear.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions. Remove pork chops and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into apple mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Return chops to skillet and heat through.
  3. Serve with rice. Garnish with reserved apple wedges. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Applesauce Pork Chops in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p13

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 243342
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"Very moist and flavorful. I did not make the rice however."

ilka896 User ID: 6549264 71520
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"I decided to try something new because I feel like we always eat the same type of things. I decided to make this and although it turned out good, I don't think I will be making it again. It was too sweet for my tasted and I did not really like the combination of the pork with the applesauce."

ginabee08 User ID: 6654615 75587
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"Hubby liked it, but it was pretty sweet for my taste. I think it would have been better with the applesauce halved or omitted, but leave the diced apple. I could not taste any garlic, but then again we really like garlic. I probably won't make this recipe again unless hubby requests it."

JenniferH User ID: 2696956 27190
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"I really liked this recipe, it was exactly what I was hoping for. It was flavorful. The consistency of the sauce was perfect. I will make again."

chaotticcutie User ID: 3624497 22065
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"used twice the spices except half extra garlic good reheated well"

devonmariec User ID: 3679077 203395
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"Very good! A nice way to use all the pork we have in our fridge!"

lydiab02 User ID: 4389533 37060
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2009

"Being the novice of a cook that I am, I felt rather nervous attempting to cook something like this, but it ended up tasting fantastic! My family wants me to make this again as soon as possible, and I have to say that I'd be more than happy to oblige."

countess cookie User ID: 4170037 27188
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

"Made this recipe for an anniversary dinner and received rave reviews! The pork chops come out very tender and the Worcestershire sauce gives the gravy a real kick. Will definitely make again."

terris1 User ID: 1602032 37089
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2009

"This was a quick and delicious meal! The sauce actually looks exactly like the picture, which I have not found to always be true. I enjoyed and will definitely make again, Thanks!"

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