Caramel Apple Pork Chops


Caramel Apple Pork Chops

I love fall.  It is my favorite season by far.  I love sleeping in the crisp cool air.  The smell of cinnamon and apples.

Right now apples are CHEAP and delicious.  The past few weeks apples have been holding at $.58 a pound here.  So, I have been buying them several times a week.  My kids eat them all day and I am using them in as many things as I can.

So, when thinking about dinner I had a few apples that were getting a bit soft.  We like them extra hard and crisp so I started scouring Pinterest to see what I could find.

I found this recipe for Caramel Apple Pork Chops at A Few Shortcuts.com.   I already had everything on hand so this was it.

Verdict:

This was YUMMY!  Taking a bite of pork with the apple was heavenly.  The entire house smelled amazing.

My kids thought it was weird at first but once they tasted it they were really happy I had made it.    The one thing I will do next time is use boneless pork steaks or boneless pork chops.  I only had regular pork chops on hand but next time it will definitely be worth the effort to run out and pick up boneless ones.  I did double the sauce from the original recipe as we tend to like things with a bit more sauce.

I served this with mashed potatoes and a mixed vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 Boneless Pork Chops
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 Cups Sliced and peeled tart apples like Granny Smith
  • 3 Tbsp Chopped Pecans

Directions:

  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet heat oil over medium heat.  Sprinkle pork chop with salt and pepper. Cook for about 2-4 minutes on each side just to brown the pork chop.
  3. Place pork chops in a 13×9 baking pan.
  4. In the same skillet that you browned the pork chops add butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  5. Add apples to the skillet and cook until softened about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Pour the apple mixture over the pork chops and place in the oven for about 30 minutes until cooked through.
  7. Serve with sauce and top with chopped pecans.

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