Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
Servings 4 servings
- 4 pork chops bone-in, about 3/4-inch thick, rib
- salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter divided
- 2 apples peeled (optional), cored and thinly sliced
- 1 large white onion halved and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- pinch cayenne
- 2/3 cup apple cider
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- Generously season the chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Set aside.
- 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. Let chops rest for 3 minutes.
- 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.
- 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), with a 3-minute rest, and 160 degrees F. (medium), 3 to 4 minutes per side.
- Serve the chops with the apple mixture spooned on top
Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1124mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.3mg