1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Place the oil in a large broiler pan, gratin dish, or shallow ovenproof skillet. Layer the apples (such as granny smith) on the bottom and season with half the sage, salt, and pepper. Place the pork chops on top and sprinkle with the remaining sage, salt, and pepper. Pour the cider over the pork chops.
3. Roast for 15 minutes. Gently turn the pork chops, basting them with the cider from the bottom of the pan. Stir the apples to allow them to cook evenly. Roast another 15 minutes.
4. Preheat the broiler. Broil the pork and apples for 4 to 6 minutes, or until just golden brown. Serve immediately.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, September - October 2006