Agree with pdswife, a quick, very quick saute. Half an inch chops cook in very little time.
Would serve the caramelized onions on top of the chops. Maybe with a tad of the applesauce mixed in.
Would saute the apples. A bit of sugar and they will be great, on the side.
The taters I would do in any way you wish. Mashed would work. Might cut them in 1 to 1 and a half chunks, toss them in a plastic bag with EVOO, or any oil you have, with some herbs. You have already started with thyme and rosemary. Then toss in a dish in the oven, covered with foil for half and hour and finished off with the foil off.
I think it might work.
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