Now that Miss A has started eating more and more table food and declared her toddler independence, we have started looking for recipes that will feed her and us for dinner. Many are just misses, but this one from the Baby Center was a hit with everyone. That said, being a “hit” with a one-year-old A means most of it didn’t get thrown to the floor.
Toddler approved: Roast Pork Chops With Apples
- 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2-3 apples such as Granny Smith, McIntosh, or your favorite variety, peeled, cored and thickly (the key word is thick!) sliced
- 4 pork chops about 1/2-inch thick, boneless or bone-in
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup apple cider without preservative
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. I boiled the apple cider to reduce it a bit. Grease the bottom of a medium-size roasting pan or an ovenproof skillet (like our favorite cast iron skillet!) with the olive oil.
- Arrange the apples on the bottom of the pan, layered as needed.
- Place the pork chops on top.
- Then sprinkle with the sage, salt and pepper and pour the cider on top.
We didn’t actually baste the meat once or twice as the directions indicate and it probably wouldn’t have made much of a difference. Since we were eating this as a family, I didn’t “season with authority” (as J is so fond of saying!), but we were able to add seasoning at the table for our liking. All in all we would eat this again.