Apple Juice Pork with Squash and Golden Raisins

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Apple Juice Pork with Squash and Golden Raisins
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 1-inch-thick boneless pork loin chops (about 1-1/2 pounds total)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 butternut squash--peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees . Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large, heavy skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, add the pork chops and 1 more tablespoon olive oil between batches. Cook until browned, about 5 minutes on each side. Transfer to an ovenproof dish and tent with foil; place in the oven.

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes, scraping up any browned bits. Stir in the apple juice, squash, raisins and sage; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the squash is tender, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the squash mixture to a bowl. Cook the remaining liquid until syrupy, about 5 minutes. Serve the pork with the squash and pan sauce.