Caramel Apple Pork Chops are amazing! The name is extremely misleading in that it is nowhere near as sweet as a caramel apple you would find at a state fair. This is another one of those meals that is easy to prepare and is pretty quick to get on the table (or the couch or the tv tray). Um...I've kind of run out of things to say about the chops, and I think it's fitting with how simple the recipe really is. With that being said, enjoy!
Caramel Apple Pork Chops
Recipe by All Recipes
4 (3/4 inch) thick pork chops
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I double the ingredients for the apples because I don't feel like it makes enough for the last step)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced
3 tablespoons pecans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). 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 for 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, or until done. Transfer to the warm dish, and keep warm in the preheated oven.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt and 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 sauce uncovered in skillet, until thickened slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.