Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Caramel Apple Pork Chops
  • TOTAL PREP TIME25 minutes
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY Medium

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Ingredients

  • 4 New York (top loin) pork chops 3/4-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium tart red apples cored and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 3 tablespoons pecans chopped

Preparation

Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chops, 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F, followed by a 3-minute rest time. Remove; keep warm.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar,salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet; stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or just until apples are tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops; keep warm. Continue cooking mixture in skillet, uncovered, until sauce thickens slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.

Serves 4.