Apple Jack Iowa Pork Chops from Des Moines

Apple Jack Iowa Pork Chops from Des Moines

Kaye Lynn 27

"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."

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 756 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 756 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 42.3 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.8g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 31.3 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 192 mg
  • 64%
  • Sodium:
  • 866 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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  1. 9 Ratings


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!

Kaye Lynn

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 Schnieders

Caroline C

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!