Pork Chop

Apple & Cheese Chops

We generally get a mixed reaction to this recipe by people that haven't tried it, quite reasonably because cheese doesn't seem to be a natural companion to pork. However when cooked properly the reaction of diners has always been very positive. The dish has a richness which can be adjusted by the choice of cheese, a mature cheddar can be used the generous use of a blue cheese will provide a fuller richer taste. Different cheeses will react differently to the cooking process so we can't take every variation into account here. If you would like to suggest a cheese that will add some extra flavour we would be delighted to hear from you.

"Dear Yourcounty Recipes,

I wanted to add my experience to your Pork Chop feature. We have enjoyed pork with apple and cheese for many years, in that time experimenting with dozens of different cheeses, we have now settled on Gorgonzola as the perfect accompaniment, it has a sweet flavour that compliments the meat and fits with the apples, the cooking process creates a delicious rich sauce. Helen and Mary"

We welcome suggestions of other similar recipes or feedback on your success of this dish. An old established pork chop recipe, I've been told you can use pears and perry instead of apples and cider although I've never tried it. We have many other interesting main course recipes in the Kentish Recipe Directory.

Pork With Cheese Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Pork Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients: Serves 4

4 pork chops
150g mushrooms washed and cut into quarters
1 cooking apple, cored and sliced
1 medium sized shallot finely chopped
Vegetable oil
A large knob of butter
250ml cider
100g grated Cheddar cheese
4 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
A pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
Use as much salt and pepper as you wish

Pork And Cheese Cooking Instructions:

  1. Gently heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan and cook the shallot for three or four minutes, add the apple and mushroom and cook for a further five minutes stirring continuously. Introduce half the parsley and the nutmeg and cook for a further minute and salt and pepper.
  2. Take your cooked ingredients and place in an over proof dish that has been pre heated and greased.
  3. Take your butter add it to the pan and brown your chops for about three to four minutes on each sides. Put them into your oven-proof dish with the other ingredients and add the cider.
  4. Cook in a pre-heated oven at 190°C for 35 minutes.
  5. Remove from the over and cover the chops with the grated cheese, cook for a further five minutes ensuring that the meat is fully cooked.
  6. Remove from the oven and garnish with the remaining parsley serve with new potatoes and mange tout.

Pork With Cheese Recipes - Disclaimer And Feedback

We hope that you find this recipe useful and fit for its purpose, it has evolved based on our own experience and user feedback; but in common with all of our other recipes we are always eager to hear suggestions for improvement. If you have experience of this dish or other meat and cheese combinations why not let us know.