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Baked Pork Chops

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These baked pork chops are quickly browned in a pan, and then transferred to a baking dish to bake slow and low in the oven with a generous amount of onions and apples.

You won't need to batter these pork chops or do any frying at all, and they come out tender and delicious every single time! They also make their own sauce, and the apples and onions turn out nice and soft from being baked so long.

Baked pork chops are a great weekend or holiday dinner - they do take a little while to cook, but they're worth it. Expect to bake them about an hour minimum, but longer is excellent if you've got the time!

 
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Step 1: Ingredients!

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  • bone in pork chops - thickness and size are completely up to you - they'll be cooking so long they're going to get done
  • one apple (I like gala, pink lady, anything sweet but tart) for every two porkchops
  • one white or yellow onion for every two porkchops
  • salt
  • pepper
  • dried thyme
  • olive oil
You'll also need a large glass or metal baking pan and aluminum foil. And an oven preheated to 350 F!

Step 2: Brown the pork chops

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Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Put a pan over medium high heat and pour in a bit of olive oil. Let this heat up for a few minutes until the oil is shimmering and very fluid.

Liberally season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper.

Give them a couple of minutes on each side, just until browned. Don't fully cook them right now - they'll finish in the oven! Put the pork chops on a plate and let them rest while you prep the onions and apples.

Step 3: Chop the apples and onions

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Roughly chop the onions and apples into fairly small pieces. I like to leave the skin on the apples, but it's up to you. The skins get nice and soft in the oven.
Oasis424 months ago

I just made these. I loved this recipe. I did add a splash of white wine and two cloves of minced garlic to the onion mixture. Will make again.

lfreeman48 months ago
So glad to find a new way to bake pork chops. I used boneless chops & also added frozen crinkle cut (unthawed) carrots to the apples & onion mix. (I had them out & plan to cook them anyway, great color). I give the dish a A.
vonrock1 year ago
XOXOXO
This looks really tasty! I want try this after we settled in our new place.
urtlesquirt2 years ago
Do you bake them in an oven or furnace?
jessyratfink (author)  urtlesquirt2 years ago
Oven!