June 02, 2014 03:05 PM

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In real life, Ann B. Davis, who played beloved housekeeper Alice Nelson on The Brady Bunch, couldn’t cook. But that didn’t stop the actress, who died on June 1 at 88, from pretending she was a pro in the kitchen on the classic TV series.

Viewers watched Alice fake-make everything from pot roast to chocolate-chip cookies, often surrounded by the six hungry Brady children.

And one dish that she prepared on-screen with help from Brady mom, Carol (Florence Henderson), became one of the famous catchphrases of the sitcom: pork chops and applesauce.

In a classic 1971 episode, Peter Brady — who thinks he needs a more exciting personality — asks what’s for dinner and is told “pork chops and applesauce.” He repeats it, using a tough-guy accent a la legendary movie actor Humphrey Bogart. Davis offers up her own bad Bogart impression, clenched teeth and all, as she tears lettuce into a bowl.

You might not cook in a groovy avocado-and-orange kitchen like Alice, but you can prepare a Brady-style meal with a pork chops and applesauce recipe from MyRecipes.com, featured below.

Or for a more modern version, try [premium title=”Elizabeth Hurley’s Pork Chops and Baked Apples” url=”https://www.people.com/people/premium/celebfood/recipe/0,,20710832,00.html”], made with white wine, brown sugar and butter.

Just make sure to eat either dish while watching classic Alice moments on The Brady Bunch: The sitcom, which ran from 1969 to 1974, now airs on TV Land.

Courtesy MyRecipes.com

Pan-Fried Pork Chops and Homemade Applesauce

Serves 4

For the applesauce:

1 tbsp. butter

3 apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped, about 4 cups

½ cup water

3 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

⅛ tsp. salt

1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add apples to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. Add water, sugar, juice and salt to pan; cover. Cook 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender.

3. Mash gently with the back of a spoon.

For the pork chops:

½ cup all-purpose flour

4 (5 oz.) bone-in center-cut pork chops

½ tsp. salt

⅛ tsp. pepper

2 tbsp. canola oil

1. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle pork evenly with ½ tsp. salt and pepper; dredge pork in flour.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes or until golden. Turn pork over; cook 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with applesauce.

—Nancy Mattia

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