Trim excess fat from chops; cook trimmings in skillet till 1 tablespoon fat accumulates. (Electric skillet 300°.)
Brown the chops slowly on both sides in hot fat.
Remove chops; drain off fat.
Reduce heat (220°).
Reserve 1/4 cup applesauce.
Combine remaining applesauce with sauerkraut, onion, brown sugar, and caraway seed; add to skillet.
Add chops; season with salt and pepper.
Spoon dollop of reserved applesauce over each chop.
Cover and simmer till chops are tender, 35 to 45 minutes.