Recipe from Good Housekeeping Step by Step Cookbook
This is the first recipe featuring my Ingredient of the Month: Apples!
4 t vegetable oil
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
4 boneless pork loin chops (about 1 1/4″ thick)
1/2 t dried thyme
1/4 t pepper
2 medium Golden Delicious apples, unpeeled, cored and sliced into 1/4″ slices
1 T sugar
1/2 c apple juice or cider
1 t corn starch
Pasta or rice (optional)
Heat 2 t oil over medium-high heat in large skillet. Add onions and cook until tender. Remove onions from skillet and set aside.
Pat chops dry with a paper towel and sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme. Place in skillet for about 5 minutes per side, until no longer pink in the middle. (Here I would suggest adding a bit of cider or juice to infuse the pork with the apple flavor.)
Transfer chops to serving plates and cover to keep warm.
Heat the remaining 2 t oil and add the apples and sugar to the skillet. Cook apples until lightly browned, then transfer to plates with pork.
In a small bowl mix the cider or juice and cornstarch. Add it to the skillet with the onions. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 1 minute.
Pour cider/onion mixture over pork and apples. Serve with pasta or rice if you would like. I seasoned the pasta with a little bit of thyme, salt and pepper.