Creole Pork Chops with Apples


  • 4 bone-in center cut pork chops cut to 3/4-inch thick (about 6 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons blackened seasonings or creole seasonings or Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallots or chopped sweet onion
  • 3/4 cup apple juice or apple cider divided
  • 3/4 cup Sun-Maid Washington Apples
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage or flat leaf parsley
  • Directions:

    SEASON both sides of pork chops with blackened seasonings, salt and ground sage.
    COAT a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat; add pork chops.
    BROWN 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium-low.

    ADD shallots to same skillet; cook and stir 1 minute.
    ADD 1/2 cup apple juice and apples. Cover and simmer 3 minutes.
    RETURN pork chops to skillet and add remaining 1/4 cup apple juice if liquid has evaporated. Cover and cook until chops are no longer pink in center, 2 to 3 minutes.
    SERVE chops with apples spooned over top; garnish with fresh sage.

    Makes 4 servings.