Pork Chops and Applesauce

I bring you a comfort food classic combination. I don’t recall ever having Pork Chops and Applesauce growing up and wanted to know why these two foods are traditionally paired together.

The answer? Because it works! The flavors complement each other nicely.

I made a quick spice rub for my pork – salt, pepper, paprika, ground mustard, thyme. Seared them over the stove top and served them aside homemade apple sauce and a baked potato. (Yes, I realize there should have been a green of some sort, probably broccoli served with this too. But apple is a fruit!)

Slow Cooker Applesauce


  • 4 pink lady apples, peeled
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar, to taste


  1. Cut peeled apples into chunks. Place in a slow cooker. Add the cinnamon stick.
  2. Cook on LOW 4-6 hours.
  3. Taste apple sauce and add brown sugar to sweeten if desired.


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