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Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in ribeye (rib) pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large white onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 2/3 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Generously season the chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Immediately add the pork chops and cook until brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Return the skillet to medium-high heat and melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Immediately add the apples and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and cayenne. Stir in the apple cider and cream. Add the pork chops, nestling them into the liquid, and cook until the internal temperature of the pork reaches between 145 degrees F (medium rare) and 160 degrees F (medium), 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  5. Serve the chops with the apple mixture spooned on top.

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Servings: 4

If you want to make these chops a little lighter, you can substitute apple cider or chicken stock for some or all of the cream. On the side, consider mashed potatoes or cooked carrots.

Recipe courtesy of Ali Ebright, gimmesomeoven.com

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): National Pork Board - porkbeinspired.com

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