Boneless Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples
1 medium-size red onion
4 boneless pork loin chops, each 1 1/4 inches thick
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 medium-size Golden Delicious apple
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Thinly slice onion. In nonstick 12-inch skillet over medium heat, cook onion in 2 teaspoons hot salad oil until tender. Remove onion to small bowl.
In same skillet over medium-high heat, cook pork chops 5 minutes, sprinkling with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Turn pork chops; sprinkle with thyme, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook 3 to 5 minutes longer until pork just loses its pink color throughout. Remove pork chops to 4 warm dinner plates; keep warm.
Cut unpeeled apple into 1/4-inch-thick slices. In same skillet in 2 teaspoons hot salad oil, brown apple slices; sprinkle with sugar. Remove to plates with chops.
In cup, mix apple juice and cornstarch. Stir apple-juice mixture and onions into skillet, stirring constantly until mixture boils. Boil 1 minute. Pour mixture over pork chops and apple slices.
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