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Pork Chops Braised With Cider and Apples

4 (3/4 inch) center-cut pork loin chops
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 small tart apple, cored, thinly sliced
12 cup apple cider
14 cup apple cider vinegar
2 bay leaves


Season pork chops generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to skillet and cook until brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer pork to platter. Tent with foil to keep warm. Drain off all by 2 tablespoons of drippings from skillet. Add butter to skillet. Once butter is melted add onion, and saute until onion is almost soft, about 5 minutes. Mix in apples,cider, vinegar and bay leaf. Cover skillet and cook onions and apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Add any accumulated juices from pork chop platter to skillet. Increase heat and cook until sauce thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Spoon sauce over pork chops and serve.

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