Set the oven rack 6 inches beneath your oven’s broiler. Preheat the broiler. Brush the pork chops with olive oil; sprinkle with sage, paprika, salt and pepper. Place in a broiler pan or baking tray. Broil 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until just cooked through. Serve the pork chops with a generous spoon of the applesauce alongside.
Use veal chops instead or pork chops. Serve the pork with homemade apple sauce instead of store-bought. To make it, place 2 lbs. of apples (Macintosh work well), peeled, cored and sliced into a pot with 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar, or to taste, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Gently simmer until apples are very tender. Mash with a potato masher or pulse in a food processor to a sauce-like consistency. Serve sauce, warm or cold.