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19 Savory Main Dish Recipes Featuring Sweet Apples

There’s nothing like the sweet surprise of cooked fruit complementing tender, savory meat. In these recipes, apples are a sweet, slightly tart companion for pork, chicken, beef, lamb, duck, and sausages.

Brined and Stuffed Pork Loin Roast

"The brine is perfect," says bayareas. "It's the key to juicy, moist meat!"

Brined and Stuffed Pork Loin Roast

Photo by lutzflcat

Momma Pritchett's Grilled Pork Chops and Apple-Pear Topping

"Always a gem," says Nolan. "Added garlic to the mix and double the marinade."

Momma Pritchett's Grilled Pork Chops and Apple-Pear Topping

Photo by Valerie's Kitchen

Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut with Apples

"The apple and onion together work magic on this classic dish," says Katie.

Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut with Apples

Photo by lutzflcat

Fruited Curry Chicken Salad

"A healthy and tasty chicken salad with a fruity twist," says Karen. "Great on a croissant or in a honey pita."

 

Asian Pork Burger

"They are so flavorful you can eat them without a bun," says Norm. "I would recommend putting on some extra teriyaki sauce."

Grilled Asian Pork Burger

Photo by Allrecipes

Fruity Red Salmon Salad

"This is a very healthy lunch salad," says seajillian. "Flaked salmon sweetened with apples and raisins and eaten on whole wheat crackers."

Fruity Red Salmon Salad

Photo by lutzflcat

Mulligatawny Soup I

"Delicious," says ivyguppy. "I shredded the apple with a cheese grater instead of chopping it up. The apples melted right into the soup and it was de-lish."

Mulligatawny Soup I

Photo by Molly

Korean Spicy Chicken Tenders with Sweet Apple

"The chicken is so tender," says mirikim03. "And the spicy Korean red pepper paste with the fresh big chunks of apple, celery, and bell pepper are just so wholesome and hearty. Serve with a bowl of steamed white rice, tortilla, pita bread, or sandwich bread."

Korean Spicy Chicken Tenders with Sweet Apple

Photo by Molly

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fried Apples

"Easy to make, great taste, grilled very quickly, and the family, who usually won't eat pork unless it's bacon, loved it," raves Joseph.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fried Apples

Photo by SugarPlum9829

Easy Chicken Cutlets with Apples

"Delicious, and truly a restaurant quality dish," says GolgerGirl. "Wonderful with basmati rice."

Easy Chicken Cutlets with Apples

Photo by bellepepper

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