1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon dried sage
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon salt
4 boneless center cut pork chops
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 large onion thinly sliced
2 thinly sliced red apples
1 cup unsweetened apple juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)

4 serving


Wash hands with soap and warm water, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds. Gently clean all produce under cool running water. Mix flour, sage, garlic, thyme, and salt together in a small bowl. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture over both sides of the pork chops. Remember to wash hands after handling raw meat. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear pork chops for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Pan will smoke a little. Remove pork chops from the pan and set aside. Reduce heat to medium. To the same skillet, add onion and cook for 2 minutes, or until soft. Add apples, and continue cooking until tender, about 2 minutes. Add apple juice, brown sugar, and remaining spice mixture and stir to dissolve. Return pork chops to the skillet by nestling them in the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes or until the pork is cooked through and reaches 145 degrees Fon a food thermometer. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Nutritional Analysis: 
310 Calories
10g total fat
1.5g saturated fat
50mg cholesterol
660mg sodium
35g total carbohydrate
3g fiber
25g total sugars
7g added sugars
22g protein
6% DV vitamin D
2% DV calcium
6% DV iron
15% DV potassium

Apple Sage Pork Chops

Kentucky Proud Project
County Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences 
University of Kentucky, Dietetics and Human Nutrition Students

March, 2022

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