Simple seared pork chops with sauteed apples with cinnamon.
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 4 – 4 ounce boneless or bone-in thick cut pork chops
- ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 medium granny smith apples, cored and sliced
- 2 tablespoons water or apple juice
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch ground nutmeg
- Pinch kosher or sea salt
- In a large cast iron, non-stick or stainless-steel skillet, heat the oil to medium. Season the pork chops with salt and black pepper. Once the skillet is hot, add the pork chops and season 3-5 minutes per side or until each side has a browned crust. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook 4-5 more minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center of each pork chop reads 140 degrees. Transfer to a plate and let sit 5 minutes.
- To the same skillet, add the butter and increase the heat to medium. Once the butter is melted, add the apples and sauté 3-4 minutes or until slightly soft. Add the water or apple juice and bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Serve cinnamon apples over the pork chops.
Cooking Tip: Get the pan and oil hot before adding the seasoned pork chops. Allow a lightly browned crust to form on the pork before flipping.
- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 330
- Sugar: 12g
- Sodium: 159mg
- Fat: 20g
- Saturated Fat: 5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 15g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 15g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 23g
Keywords: pork, pork chops, dinner, entree