Pork Chops with Apple, Sage and Stilton

I came across this in a Jamie Oliver book 'Cook with Jamie' and had to give it a go - Pork, cheese, apples - my kind of food! So this is Jamie's recipe but in my words!



What you need:
Two Boneless Pork Loin Chops - get nice big fat ones!
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper - to taste
Olive Oil
2 Eating Apples - unpeeled, cored and each cut into 4 wedges
A Few Fresh Sage Leaves - left whole
Two Big Chunky Slices of Stilton (or whatever cheese you fancy, but a nice strong one would be better)

How to do it:
Preheat the oven to 200C/400°F or Gas 6

Lay the pork chops out on a board and, using a sharp knife, make 1-inch-deep cuts all along the fatty side of them. This will help to make the skin nice and crispy. Sprinkle the chops with salt and pepper.
Pour a glug of olive oil into a hot frying pan. Place your chops in it and cook them for 4 to 6 minutes (depending on their thickness) on each side until golden brown.

When the chops are nearly done, add the apples to the pan and cook till nice and golden and on their way to getting soft.

Now,lift them out of the pan and put them in a lightly oiled baking tray.
Put the wedges of apple on top of each pork chop and dip your sage leaves in the pan oil just to dress them. Place the leaves on top of the apples.
Add the Stilton. Put them into the oven for 4 to 6 minutes until everything is golden and melted.

They should at this stage, look something like this:




When they come out of the oven the cheese should have melted nicely.


I served mine with some shredded savoy cabbage - just stir fried on Worcestershire sauce along with some mustard mash (just mashed potato with wholegrain mustard stirred though).

15 comments

  1. This looks fantastic. I bought some pork loin chops yesterday and was planning to do pork chops in a mushroom sauce tonight....may have to change my plans!!

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  2. You're as bad as Marie! I ate all the choc raisins that I could have used for her cookies recipe. We've just eaten the por chops I could have used for this. OH bottom!
    love, Angie xx

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  3. Jan, I am drooling all over! Looks fantastic, just the ticket for autumn! Much love, Raquel XO

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  4. I do like to use Stilton in cooking, it has the most wonderful flavour.
    This looks delcious Jan.

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  5. I love Sage!! All of these flavors sound delicious together!

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  6. Mmm...that looks delicious Jan and I have all the ingredients to hand as well!

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  7. Oh that Jamie Oliver! I love that man and his food!

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  8. Wow - these look good. I just made a stuffed pork chop last week - I mean, what's better than pork? Not a whole lot these days. This looks great!

    -DTW
    www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  9. That melted cheese on the chops looks incredible! And my mouth is watering from the quesadillas.

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  10. This looks so good and sounds like it must have been absolutely bursting with flavor. I really like this and will have to try it

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  11. That looks fab, Jan. I've made a recipe similar to this, but ended up passing on the cheese as I thought it would be too much. I've changed my mind now. Thanks.

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  12. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh this looks so amazing. I love the photos, those apples cooking with the chops just about did me in! The real clincher, though, was those chunky stilton slices. Oh my, this is just terrific!

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  13. You are killing me. This looks fabulous! I really love Jamie Oliver and his recipes. Great one - it's bookmarked.

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  14. Jan, that looks so tasty and what a pretty presentation!

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Cheers
Jan

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