Friday, October 23, 2009

Pork Chops with Apples

I love Pork Chops with apples.  I realize some might find this strange, I have a brother-in-law that does not believe in fruit in savory dishes, but ever since I had it at some restaurant I have loved it.  Right now we have a plethora of apples from a neighbors trees that need to be sauced, dried, and maybe even made into apple pie filling, so when I found some pork chops in the freezer I decided I was going to make pork chops with apples.  Having never made them before (I just order them in restaurants) I went looking for a recipe, starting at  I searched for "pork apples" and the first item on the list was "Carmel Apple Pork Chops" with 4 1/2 stars.  Sounded good to me, with a little of my own tweaking (I used 2 pans and not the oven) it turned out divine!  My kids were a little leary of my creation, but after making them take a bite they were sold!  We had 2 left over and in one of my selfish mom moments I hid them and saved them for my husband and I.  They were too good to share with the kids.  But now I need to find more pork chops or buy some because we need to eat this again!  The one downside, I was in such a hurry to get it on the table before we had to take my daughter to gymnastics I forgot the pecans.  Something I will NOT do again, because it would make this even better.

Carmel Apple Pork Chops (printer friendly recipe)
4 (3/4 inch) thick pork chops
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 C brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 C unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
2 tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced
3 tablespoons pecans (optional)

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and place chops in the pan.  Salt and pepper the chops.  Cook, turning occasionally, until done.
2. In a separate pan, combine the sliced apples, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover and cook until apples are tender and sauce is thick.
3. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.

* You can also cook it using just one pan like the original instructions say, keeping the pork chops warm in the oven with tin foil over them.  Up to you.  I used 2 pans because it was faster.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Looks Yummy. Another on you might like is Braised Pork Chops. I got the recipe from Taste of Home. You can just go to their site and search it. You cook the pork chops in apple juice. Very Yummy and quick.


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