Apple-Ginger Pork Chops is an original Epicurus.com recipe of exceptional flavor and texture. Cooked correctly, the pork should remain moist, tender and delicious. The sauce adds great flavor.

Apple-Ginger Pork Chops
 
Simple but richly flavorful, the marinade ingredients create a superb sauce.
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Recipe type: Main, Pork
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 Cups apple juice (preferably fresh)
  • 1 apple (Fuji, preferred or Granny Smith), peeled, cored and diced small
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger, fresh, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, fresh, minced
  • 4 center cut pork chops, about 4 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 apple (Fuji, preferred or Granny Smith), peeled, cored and sliced
Instructions
  1. Combine 1 cup apple juice, apple, ginger root and garlic.
  2. Put the chops in a large sealable plastic bag. Pour liquid over pork chops; marinate, refrigerated, for 2 hours, turning once after 1 hour.
  3. Grill pork chops until slightly browned. Reserve marinade.
  4. Place 4 grilled chops in a roasting pans. Pour marinade evenly over chops in each pan.
  5. Cover, bake at 375 degrees F 30 to 40 minutes or until tender and internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F. Hold chops hot, separately, while preparing side dishes; baste frequently with 1/4 cup apple juice, warmed.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons apple juice to a bowl and add cornstarch, making a slurry. Pour the slurry into the marinade, bring to a boil, stirring frequently to ensure no lumps. Add apple slices, stir, reduce to simmer and cover. Adjust thickness with water or remaining apple juice.
  7. Use cooked marinade as a sauce. Spoon sliced apples over pork chops. Serve hot.
  8. Serve with rice, mashed potatoes or polenta.

 

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