I usually serve either apple sauce or cranberry sauce with my pork chops because I like a bit of sweetness with them. The last time I made them, I was in the mood for something a little more savory, so I decided to make an apple and onion sauce. This came together quickly because I used caramelized onions that I had in the freezer. I also made it ahead of time and served it cold, but it would be just as good hot.
Apple and Onion Sauce
- 4 tbsp butter, divided
- 1 vidalia onion, sliced // If you are using already caramelized onions, reduce butter to 2 tbsp and start at step 2.
- 6 small apples, peeled and quartered
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp sage
- pinch nutmeg
- 3/4 cup chicken stock
- 1 tbsp flour
- salt and pepper
- In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, melt butter. Once melted, add onion and a pinch of salt and continue cooking until caramelized. [See instructions for how to caramelized onions].
- Once onions are caramelized, add remaining 2 tbsp of butter to onions and melt.
- Add apples, thyme, sage, nutmeg, and chicken stock. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until apples are soft.
- Remove a couple tbsp of the liquid and mix with the flour to create a slurry. Add the flour mixture back in and cook for a couple of minutes. The sauce will continue to tighten as it cools.
- Using a potato masher, mash the apples until they are slightly chunky.
- Taste for seasonings.
- Serve right away, or cover and cool in the fridge.