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Pork Escalopes in Creamy Cider Sauce Recipe

Updated on October 18, 2013

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • Yields: Serves 4

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This Recipe

I'm unsure where this recipe originally came from as we use a hand written copy in one of my mothers many recipe notebooks, more likely it is one she found in a magazine in newspaper some time over the past few years, so I am not sure who to give the proper credit too, but as always we alter the recipes to suit our tastes.

This is a super tasty and filling recipe made with simple ingredients, it is healthy and shouldn't be too expensive to make, and it is really easy and fast which is always important if you are busy but still want to eat good quality meals. It can be made with pork escalopes or simple chops depending on what you rather or which is easier to find.

We had this served with a mixture of mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes but it could be served with any root vegetables you like or even rice. There is a fair amount of creamy sauce made so it is nice to have over the mash or rice.

The Finished Dish

Pork in Creamy Cider Sauce
Pork in Creamy Cider Sauce | Source

What you will need:

  • Pork Escallops or Chops, enough for 4 people
  • 6 Shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 25g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 100ml Pork or Vegetable Stock
  • 200ml Cider
  • 1tbsp Fresh Thyme, Chopped
  • 100ml Creme Fraiche
  • 1tsp Cornflour
  • 2 Green Apples, cored and sliced

How to make Pork in Creamy Cider Sauce

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a pan and fry the chops on both sides until browned, then remove them and set aside (place on kitchen roll if you want to get rid of the extra fat)
  2. Add the shallots to the pan and heat until softened and starting to brown.
  3. Return the pork to the pan. Add the cider and fresh thyme and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Turn on oven on a low heat, remove the pork from the dish and place in oven to keep warm.
  5. Stir the creme fraiche into the mixture in the pan. Mix the cornflour with 1tbsp water in a cup and add to the pan, stirring it together to completely combine. (season with salt and pepper to taste, although we don't use any in our cooking and this dish really doesn't need it)
  6. Return the pork to the pan, adding the apples and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with mash or rice and enjoy!

Step by Step Images

Making the sauce for the Pork Chops
Making the sauce for the Pork Chops | Source
Pork Chops in Creamy Cider Sauce in progress
Pork Chops in Creamy Cider Sauce in progress | Source
Pork Chops in Creamy Cider Sauce finished dish
Pork Chops in Creamy Cider Sauce finished dish | Source

Try one of these alternatives

Here are a few alternative ideas to make this dish even tastier

1. If you fancy adding a bit more veg to the dish try adding some sliced leeks or mushrooms (or both) when you cook the shallots, they will work will with the creamy cider sauce.

2. Want to make it veggie friendly, cook using whole large portobello mushrooms instead of the pork (add the leeks too!) they will be a filling alternative to the meat.

3. Fancy a richer taste, add some smoked bacon to the dish. It will give the dish a bit of extra flavour and a meatier taste

4. Pork not really your thing? This would also taste great with sausages instead of pork chops, and it will be a huge hit with younger children who might find the chops a little more difficult.


The Facts and Figures

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 300g
Calories 472
Calories from Fat297
% Daily Value *
Fat 33 g51%
Saturated fat 14 g70%
Carbohydrates 23 g8%
Sugar 15 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 19 g38%
Cholesterol 93 mg31%
Sodium 191 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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