Caramelized Apple Pork Chops
|(4) 3/4-inch duBreton Natural Pork Chops|
|1 tsp Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil|
|2 Tbsp brown sugar|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
|1/8 tsp ground cinnamon|
|1/8 tsp ground nutmeg|
|2 Tbsp unsalted butter|
|2 tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced|
|3 Tbsp pecans (optional)|
Preheat oven to 175°F and place a medium dish in the oven to warm.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush chops lightly with oil and place in hot pan. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, or until done. Transfer to the medium dish, and keep in the preheated oven.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet, and stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook until apples are just tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops. Keep warm in the preheated oven. Continue cooking the sauce in the uncovered skillet until thickened slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.
Makes 4 servings