Pork Chops and Applesauce

15 11 2010

I wonder if Peter Brady asks his new wife for “pork chops and applesauce.” It would have made great reality tv. Regardless, it makes for a great dinner. We used boneless 2 inch center cut chops, seasoned and stuffed with cranberry cornbread (recipe follows) and andouille sausage stuffing. We served it with a stovetop applesauce made with a few fresh Granny Smith apples. Simple and satisfying, just like an old Brady Bunch episode.

Cranberry Cornbread


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound fresh cranberries
  • 1 Tbs light brown sugar
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup AP flour
  • Kernels from 2 ears roasted corn
  •  2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 egg whites


Preheat the oven to 425 degree F. Place the vegetable oil in a 9-inch baking pan or cast iron skillet. Place in the oven to heat.

Place the cranberries, sugar and apple cider in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. This amount of sugar makes for a tart cornbread. If you like it a little sweeter, add up to ¼ cup of sugar. Cook until the berries have burst and the liquid has thickened.

Combine the cornmeal, flour, corn, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice and black pepper and mix well. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, cranberry mixture and whole egg. Add to dry ingredients and stir just to combine. Whip the egg whites to soft peaks and gently fold into the mixture. Remove the hot pan from the oven and pour the cornmeal batter into the skillet.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until firm and golden brown on top.




6 responses

15 11 2010

wow this looks great a match made in heaven

15 11 2010
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26 11 2010

Right behind “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha”, “HMM…Pork Chops and Applesauce” is my favorite Brady Bunch Quote. Thanks.

27 11 2010

@Jason: Thx, yes Marsha is probably #1 😉

26 11 2010

I love the Brady Bunch reference. Second only to “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha”, “HMM…Pork Chops and Applesauce” is one of my favorite Brady Bunch quotes….

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