Although I’ve internally cursed and externally whined about DST and the we-still-haven’t-recovered havoc it wreaks on my children’s sleep habits, I do love how the sunlight in the evenings is like an invitation to fire up the grill. As I’ve probably said an annoying number of times, if you have/are a committed griller who doesn’t mind bundling up and braving the cold and dark through the winter, Jay is willing.
I was a little worried that the sauce would be too sweet and fruity, but it is a really good balance of sweet and savory, and awesomely chunky (you know there’s real fruit in it!). The ingredient list is simple things you can be happy about eating (roasted apples, maple syrup, dijon mustard…) and we used it last week on some pork chops. MAN, were they good.
The pork was so tender and I kind of wanted to lick the sauce off the plate that we actually used it as both – marinating some super-thick-cut pork chops from Costco in the sauce for a couple of hours, and then bringing the sauce to a boil so Jay could brush it on as the chops were cooking, and we could pass it at the table.
We served our roasted apple grilled pork chops with some baked potatoes, as well as some asparagus that was also cooked on the grill.
I’m going to be on the lookout for other Stonewall Kitchen products, too (our local Harris Teeter carries them – you can find a location near you here). Holler at me if you have a favorite we should try!
The Easiest Roasted Applesauce Ever | Genius Recipes
Roasted Apple Grilled Pork Chops. 🔗
- 4-6 boneless pork loin chops
- 1 (11 oz) bottle of Roasted Apple Grille Sauce by Stonewall Kitchen
- If time allows, marinate the pork chops in the sauce for a few hours or overnight. (I recommend doing this in a saucepan in the fridge, since you’ll want to boil the marinade in the next step – one less dish that way!)
- Heat the grill to 375-400 degrees. Remove the pork chops from the marinade, leaving some of the sauce on them for color and flavor. Boil the remaining marinade so you can use it to baste the chops later and pass the extra sauce at the table!
- Grill the chops over direct heat, 5-6 min on one side (rotating them 90 degrees halfway through for grill marks), then 5-6 min on the other side (again, rotating 90 degrees halfway through). Then move the chops to indirect heat and cook with the grill lid down, flipping and basting with boiled sauce every 3 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Our chops were super, super thick – a solid 1.5 inches! – so they took 8-10 minutes once they were over the indirect heat, but your average chop won’t need that much time. That’s why a thermometer is so helpful (we use this Weber one).
- Serve the pork chops with the remaining sauce for dipping.