Pork Chops with Apples & Thyme

Pork Chops with Apples & Thyme

10 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2004

Round out this lovely autumn meal with barley and pureed winter squash (for added convenience, look for frozen squash).

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 4-ounce boneless pork chops, ½ inch thick, trimmed of fat
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup apple cider, or apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme


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  1. Mix 2 tablespoons broth and cornstarch in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add chops and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-high and add onion to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until it starts to soften and brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add apple and cook, stirring often, until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining broth, cider (or juice), mustard, thyme and the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring, until thickened and glossy, about 1 minute. Return the chops to the pan and heat through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 pork chop & about ¼ cup sauce
  • Per serving: 214 calories; 8 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 60 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 12 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 46 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 193 mg sodium; 335 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, 3 lean meat

Reviews 10

January 04, 2017
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By: Brandy
I made this dish for a family of 4. Now on any other day "someone" would have a problem with the meal. This dish got nothing but yummy from Everyone!
May 12, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Oh so good! I omitted the apple cider/apple juice and just use extra chicken broth instead. Just my preference. It is one of my families favorite new recipes! My husband liked it so much he has made it several times as well. :) Served with Royal Blend Texmati rice or a hearty brown rice and fresh veggies. The apple/onion/mustard gravy is the best!!!
March 27, 2014
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By: kapj13
Incredible! I made this awesome recipe for supper last night. It was so quick and easy. The flavors work beautifully together. I followed the directions exactly, which is not like me. Usually, I add or delete according to my taste. This recipe is now my favorite way to make pork chops! Pros: Delicious, Quick, Easy, Yummy leftovers Cons: I'm tempted to over-eat this meal!
March 19, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Made this last night and was surprised by how much my husband loved it. I will definitely make this again; it was an easy recipe to follow and did not require a lot of time. I followed the recipe exactly as shown; but after reading other reviews I may add mushrooms. Pros: Easy, quick, delicious
December 23, 2011
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By: Rachel's Michigan Mom
I agree with the other comment - these were the best pork chops that I've ever made also!! I used a honeycrisp apple and added mushrooms. It was delicious. Served it with mashed potatoes and broiled asparagus. The sauce was great!! I was worried that the apple would be too sweet but it was just right!! Also, I did not have apple cider or apple cider vinegar so I used white vinegar. I will definitely be making this again and again and again!!
December 07, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Very Good!! Very tasty recipe! It was extremely easy and quick to cook. I added the chops back into the pan right after adding in the liquid. This worked really well to get the pork cooked all the way through. Made brown rice and steamed broccoli to go along with it! Pros: Easy, Tasty, Filling, Healthy
October 10, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Very Good Well I made this using chicken breast instead of pork chops (I defrosted the wrong bag) and it still turned out great! It was very flavorfull. Next time I'll try it with pork chops.
January 17, 2011
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By: syren_song
Very Tasty, ut Cooking Times Need Adjusting My family and I really enjoyed this recipe and I will definitely be making it again. However, when following the recipe's cooking times for the pork, it was pink inside when we sat down to eat and we had to put the chops in the microwave to cook them longer. When I make this recipe again, I will lower the temperature for browning, so the meat is more thoroughly cooked at the outset. I will also wait to thicken the sauce until I add the pork and allow everything to simmer for 5-10 minutes to ensure the meat is thoroughly cooked before adding the cornstarch mixture. Otherwise, it's a wonderful recipe! Pros: Easy to fix Cons: Needs longer cooking time for meat
September 08, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This is a fantastic recipe - the best pork chops I've ever made! I'll be emailing it to my friends and making it again for sure!
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