Pork with Shallots and Apples

All the flavor of pork chops and applesauce in a sweet and savory dish. Use your favorite fresh apples in this recipe. I made this with some heirloom apples I found at a local produce market, but any firm, tart apple (Rome, Granny Smith, MacIntosh) will work well.

(This recipe is courtesy of my older son, who is a terrific cook but who measures nothing. I worked out the measurements for you!)

Variation: Cook this recipe without the pork cubes and serve as a topping for sliced roast pork.

Pork with Shallots and Apples

Makes 4 servings

1 1/2 lb. boneless pork chops, trimmed and then cut in 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups shallots, sliced (sweet onion also works if you don’t have shallots)
1 1/2 cups tart apples, peeled and diced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup strong chicken or vegetable broth (use 1 bouillon cube to 1/2 cup water)
1/4 cup red wine
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp rosemary

Prepare broth/wine mixture and set aside.

In a hot cast-iron pan, heat olive oil and brown pork for a few minutes on each side until crispy but not fully cooked. Remove pork to plate; cover to keep warm.

Reduce heat and allow pan to cool slightly. Add shallots and cook 2 minutes. Add apples; cook a few more minutes until apples are hot but still firm.

Pour in broth/wine mixture and deglaze pan. Melt in butter. Add rosemary.

Return pork to pan. Simmer until sauce thickens. Serve over egg noodles.

Copyright 2020 Barb Szyszkiewicz
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