Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pork Chops with Apples and Shallots

A trip to the apple orchard inspired this dish.  Pork chops are almost always in my freezer.  I buy them in bulk and split up the package when I get home.  I knew I would be making pork for dinner, just not sure what exactly.  Since we had these fresh apples available, I decided it was time to make this recipe.  It is so yummy too.

Here I am with my official apple pickers!  We always take the apple bags we bought from the orchard, fill them and have just the right amount for snacking and cooking.

Marcus is always on a mission to fill the back first.  He likes small apples, although I try to explain we need bigger ones for the dishes I will use them for.  There always manages to be 3-4 super tiny apples in his bag when we get home and he eats them every time.  

I'm not afraid to climb a tree to get the perfect apple.  The best ones are always at the top!

To make this dish you need to cut your apples and shallots.

Cook the shallots first.

Then add the apples and wine.

 The recipe actually called for chops still on the bone, but all I had was boneless and it worked just fine.  I'd never put them under the broiler, so I didn't think NOT to put them on parchment paper...duh!  Smelled a burning smell, and then took them off the paper!  Wow, that could have been really bad!

Here is the full recipe:  http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/pork-chops-with-apples-and-shallots

Enjoy it.


  1. Awww, you and your kids are sooo adorable! Wish I could try this recipe but since I'm vegetarian, maybe I can substitute soy meat. Hmmm, wonder how it would be like.

  2. Thanks! :) Maybe you can use tofu? lol