Pork Chops with Brandied Apples and Onions


Servings - 4   Serving size - 1 chop with 1/4 apple/onion mixture   Points Plus per Serving - 8 Points+
Calories - 323.9,   Total Fat - 13.7g,   Carb. - 22.6g,   Protein - 24.1g,   Fiber - 3.8g

4-4 oz. boneless, center cut pork chops, trimmed
salt and pepper
garlic powder
1 tsp. olive oil
3 medium sized Gala apples, peeled and sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 oz. brandy
1 cup fat free, low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 TBS apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. cornstarch

  1. Season chops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Heat large nonstick skillet with 1 tsp olive oil to on med/high heat until oil is glistening.  Add chops to pan and sear on each side until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side
  2. Remove chops to dish ( they will not be done) and set aside.  
  3. Add apples and onions to hot pan.  Stir around and cook for about 5 minutes, or until they both begin to soften.  Add in the garlic and cook for another minute.  Add the brandy and continue to cook until it is mostly absorbed. 
  4. Add in the chicken broth, mustard, thyme, and some salt and pepper to your liking.  Stir and allow to come to a boil, then turn down to a simmer.  Add pork chops and any juices that have accumulated on the dish back into the sauce.  Cook the chops until they are done (internal temperature of 145 degrees F) 
  5. Add in turn the heat back up and get the sauce to a gentle boil, combine the vinegar and the cornstarch.  Add into sauce and stir until thickened.  Once it is slightly thick, take off heat and enjoy. 
 slightly adapted from FoodDoneLight