Raise your hand if you’ve tasted a better pairing than pork and apples. Yeah, we thought so. There’s just something about this family-friendly, sweet-and-savory combination that keeps us coming back again and again. In this recipe, homemade applesauce pairs with juicy seared pork chops and a side of roasted green beans for a meal that’ll make the entire family smile.
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/ serving 4 people
/ serving 4 people
Applesauce Spice Blend
Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Halve potatoes. Trim green beans. Zest then halve lemons. Peel and core apples, then dice into small cubes.
Toss potatoes on a baking sheet with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season pork on all sides with salt and pepper.
Sear pork in pan until browned, 3-4 minutes per side. Place on another baking sheet. Toss green beans onto same baking sheet with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast until pork reaches desired doneness and green beans are tender, about 15 minutes. Set aside to rest.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add apples and sugar, and toss to coat. Squeeze in juice of half a lemon. Season with applesauce spice blend and a pinch of salt. Add enough water to reach halfway up apples. Bring to a boil and cook until soft, about 15 minutes.
Mash apples with a fork or potato masher until smooth. Taste and adjust with salt and lemon juice
Finely chop parsley. Toss green beans with lemon zest and squeeze lemon juice over (to taste). Slice pork and serve with green beans and potatoes alongside. Spoon applesauce over pork and garnish with parsley.