Easy Apple-Onion Pork Chops Recipe

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Basic, everyday ingredients come together in Lisa Bleich’s recipe for easy weeknight pork chops. The cook from Flagstaff, Arizona combines apple juice and onions for a delicious main dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon browning sauce, optional


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; add pork chops Seal bag and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown chops on both sides in butter .
  2. Add onion and apple juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-6 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Remove pork chops and keep warm. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  3. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in remaining salt and pepper and browning sauce if desired. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Onion Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p28

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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