I hate to spoil any new year’s diets out there… but this recipe is too good not to share! And if you are anything like me, you are just a little addicted to sweets at this point so you’re gonna love this! Better to wean yourself off the bad stuff slowly right? This will help with that, it has a delicious and sweet caramel sauce poured over the pork chop and sauteed apples. Yum! No need for a dessert now. See? I’m helping here! :)
Caramel Apple Pork Chops
submitted by Brittany ~ The Sisters Cafe
4 pork loin chops, 3/4 inch thick (bone-in or boneless)
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tart apples (ex: Granny Smith)
4 Tb butter
4 Tb pecans, chopped
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Pour a small amount of oil in skillet (1-2 tsp) and place pork chops in skillet. Salt and pepper each side, as much as desired. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until evenly browned. Remove from heat and keep warm.
In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Peel and core apples and slice into 1/2 inch thick wedges. Add butter to the skillet and stir in the apples and brown sugar mixture. Cover and cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes or until apples are just tender.
Remove the apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of pork chops; keep warm. Continue cooking sauce in skillet until thickened slightly (1-2 minutes more). Spoon the sauce over the apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.
recipe source: slightly adapted from A Decade of Cooking The Costco Way