Friday, October 2, 2009

Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Here's the recipe I mentioned in the post below... Perfect meal for a cool fall day! (I increase all ingredients a little to make about six pork chops). Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

4 (3/4 inch) thick pork chops
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced
3 tablespoons pecans (optional)


DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Place a medium dish in the oven to warm.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush chops lightly with oil and place in hot skillet. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, or until done. Transfer to the warm dish, and keep warm in the preheated oven.

3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt and pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet, and stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook until apples are just tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops. Keep warm in the preheated oven.

4. Continue cooking sauce uncovered in skillet, until thickened slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.

2 comments:

Andrea said...

yeah - inspired me to make them. we had these last night, found the same recipe. but i had thick (1 1/4 in.) chops available, so i grilled them instead of pan-fried. and i don't do all that keeping things warm in the oven. they seem to be just fine cooling on the table. i'm always looking for new pork recipes. thanks.

did you have them yet? evelyn said we should have a race, but it seems unfair, since i already made them.

Sarah said...

I made them last night... Yeah, you can kind of eliminate the whole keeping them warm in the oven part. This was just the way the original recipe was so I just copied it exactly as it was, but I don't neccesarily do that step either.