Pork Chops With Apples In Cider Sauce

Course : Greek
Serves: 4
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2 tablespoons vegetable oil -- approximately to film skillet
4 chops loin pork chops -- 1/2 lb each
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 medium red onions peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 large sweet apples -- cut into 1/2 inch slices quartered -- peeled, and cored
1 tablespoon fresh sage or dried sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves -- crumbled
3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper -- to taste

Preparation / Directions:

Film a large, heavy skillet with oil and heat over a high flame until oil is fragrant. Pat pork chops dry, quickly brown on both sides in skillet, and remove to a plate. Lower heat to medium and melt butter in skillet. Add onions and sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add garlic and sauté until translucent (1 minute longer). Add apples and turn in butter just until completely coated. Return pork chops to skillet, sprinkle with sage and thyme, and add cider and wine. Bring liquid to a simmer and cook over fairly low heat until chops are cooked through (20 minutes). With a slotted spatula remove chops and apple mixture from skillet and keep warm. Reduce cooking liquid at a full boil over high flame, stirring constantly, until it has thickened to the consistency of light syrup. Add salt and pepper to taste, pour liquid over chops and apples, and serve hot.

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