Iowa is famous for its pork, which some think is the best in the world. Here's a unique and delicious way to make an old favorite. Serve with wild rice or rice topped with toasted almonds.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix flour with seasoned salt; coat chops evenly with mixture and shake off excess. Over medium-high heat, melt butter in large skillet. Add chops, and cook about 5 minutes, turning once, or until meat surface is browned. Remove chops from pan and set aside on a separate plate.

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  • Add onions, apples, and mushrooms to skillet, cooking just until soft. Add thyme, salt, pepper, and apple brandy; stir to blend. Return chops to skillet and surround with onion mixture. Over medium heat, simmer uncovered, for about 10 minutes. Mix in cream and simmer until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes longer. Do not let cream boil.

Nutrition Facts

756 calories; protein 31.3g 63% DV; carbohydrates 47.8g 15% DV; fat 42.3g 65% DV; cholesterol 192.4mg 64% DV; sodium 866mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2007
This was REALLY REALLY good...the brandy and cream combine nicely for a rich flavorful but not too heavy sauce. The Granny Smith apples add the perfect tartness! My husband is a very talented chef in a fine dining restaurant and I am not easily impressed! I will make it again. I served it over a balsamic rosotto and garnished with fresh thyme. Yum! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2007
I prepared this recipe and used apple juice instead of brandy. I wasn't impressed with this recipe although my boyfriend liked it. I found that the thyme taste was way too overpowering. If I was to do this recipe again I would probably only put half the thyme. Overall I think this was just an 'ok' recipe. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2007
This was REALLY REALLY good...the brandy and cream combine nicely for a rich flavorful but not too heavy sauce. The Granny Smith apples add the perfect tartness! My husband is a very talented chef in a fine dining restaurant and I am not easily impressed! I will make it again. I served it over a balsamic rosotto and garnished with fresh thyme. Yum! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2019
Thanks for the review I'm glad you enjoyed my recipe! I love the flavor of the apple brandy but for those who prefer a non-alcohol version apple juice or cider can be substituted for the brandy with excellent results. Happy cooking and eating! Kaye Perry. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
I found this dish awesome! I wsa hesitant to try it since it had so few ratings but I am glad I did! I used the apple jack. I really loved this dish. Reminded me of a stroganoff but with pork and apple. YUM! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2011
I cut back on the thyme and used apple juice with a splash of regular brandy. Turned out great - very succulent and flavorful. Sauce was delicious with mashed potatoes. Thanks! Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
12/01/2007
I prepared this recipe and used apple juice instead of brandy. I wasn't impressed with this recipe although my boyfriend liked it. I found that the thyme taste was way too overpowering. If I was to do this recipe again I would probably only put half the thyme. Overall I think this was just an 'ok' recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
12/04/2007
The sauce seemed really overpowering yet strangely didn't flavor the pork chops much. Good ingredients but wrong proportions. Specifically I'd recommend cutting down on the applejack. I thought I might get buzzed just eating one serving! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2012
I never have been a big fan of pork chops. They just didn't taste like much. But I found this recipe after buying a bottle of Applejack Brandy and wanted some recipes for it. All I can say is.. WOW!!! I love pork chops now!! They were delicious and the sauce is so flavorful. Served them with steamed asparagus and backed potato. It was a huge hit with my husband too! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2012
Such an easy dish to prepare. Made and served this dish over rice.... Wow thank you Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2015
Delicious and a crowd pleaser for my family of four. The only issue I had is with the cooking time -- I used thicker pork chops (approximately 1.5" thick) and should have browned them longer initially as the chops were not up to temperature when I was ready to serve. I will clearly adjust the cooking time if I use similar chops. That aside the dish was very good. Read More