Pork chops with mustard, apple and creme fraiche

  • Serves 4
  • Ready in 30 minutes
  • Easy
This is a suitable pork recipe for the family, friends, or a dinner party. The crème fraîche is half-fat, so it brings the calorie count down, but the mustard ensures that it remains packed with flavour.

Nutritional info per serving

  • Calories323kcals
  • Fat19g (7.6g saturated)
  • Protein30.5g
  • Carbohydrates7.8g (4.9g sugars)
  • Salt0.8g
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  • 25g butter
  • 4 lean spare rib or loin pork chops
  • 1 leek, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 red apples, cored
  • and cut into wedges
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 200ml carton half-fat crème fraîche
  • 3 tbsp wholegrain mustard


  1. Melt the butter in a large, deep, heavy-based frying pan over a high heat. When hot, add the pork chops and brown on both sides. Push them to one side of the pan.
  2. Add the leek, garlic, apples and thyme to the other side of the pan. Cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn the pork chops over and cook for a further 6 minutes, until cooked through.
  3. Mix the crème fraîche and mustard together and spoon into the pan, bringing everything together. Simmer for 5 minutes until reduced slightly. Season to taste and serve with root vegetable mash.
  • Apples and cream point towards an appley white like Chenin Blanc – pick Vouvray. Or go for a rich, dry farmhouse cider.

From May 2005

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    juliehooley20:53 Sep 18 2015

    Had this for tea tonight,plenty of flavour and easy to do

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