Skillet Pork Chops with Caramelized Apple

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples

[for FOUR servings]

  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • 2 medium red apples, sliced
  • 1 Vidalia onion, sliced
  • ½ T ground ginger
  • ½ T coriander
  • ½ T thyme
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 T nutmeg
  • 2 T cooking oil
  • 4 T butter
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Prep your ingredients, folks! It’ll give you time to focus on cooking accurately.
  2. On medium-high heat, warm the cooking oil in the skillet first. Once hot, add the butter. This technique should help prevent the butter from burning.
  3. While the pan is getting hot, season the pork chops with the ginger, coriander and thyme, along with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Once the butter is melted, add the pork chops and Vidalia onions to the pan.
  5. Cook each side about 10-15 minutes, until you’ve achieved a nice golden brown char on both sides. Pork chops should reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees.
  6. Remove the pork and onions from the skillet. Cover with foil for now.
  7. While the pan is hot, add the remaining butter and melt down.
  8. Once the butter has melted, lower the heat and add the sliced apples.
  9. Season the apples in the pan with the honey, cinnamon and nutmeg immediately. Cook on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until the apples are brown and soft.
  10. You’re done! Serve the apples on top of the pork chops and onions.

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My notes…

  • I always feel an obligation to eat some type of green vegetable with my dinner. I love roasting some broccoli, as you’ll see pictured!
  • I’ll admit, my method was a roundabout way of caramelizing. You can always use sugar instead. A lot of recipes will advise melting the sugar (or honey!) in the pan first… yadda yadda yadda who actually follows instructions 😉

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