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Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Caramel Apple Pork Chops


I am always on the lookout for quick and tasty meals and when I came across this recipe for caramel apple pork chops I bookmarked it immediatly! Yep, you heard me right, this is pork chops covered in a simple caramel sauce and apples. It's always nice when you can combine a dessert ingredient like caramel into your main course. Pork and apples are a great combination and apples and caramel are a great combination so why not mix the two up? This dish is as simple as cooking the pork chops followed by simmering the apples in the caramel sauce and you have a really tasty meal in almost no time at all. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the pork, apple and caramel sauce combination worked for a main course and I will definitely be making this again and again! Don't be afraid to ask for another caramel cover pork chop for dessert! :)

Caramel Apple Pork Chops

(make 4 servings)
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Ingredients:
4 (3/4 inch thick) pork chops
1 teaspoon oil
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
2 tart apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
1/4 cup pecans (chopped, optional)

Directions:
1. Brush the pork chops with oil, cook them in a pan until done, about 3-5 minutes per side and set aside.
2. Melt the butter in the same pan.
3. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
4. Add the sugar mixture and the apples slices to the pan with the butter and cook until the apples are tender.
5. Set the apples aside and simmer the sauce to reduce so that it thickens a bit.
6. Serve the pork chops topped with the apples, drizzled with the caramel sauce and garnished with the pecans.

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23 comments:

Ter said...

I have a recipe very similar to this but the last few times I made it I unfortunately overcooked it and it was just burned sugar. I used to make it really well, not sure what's going on the last few times.

Velva said...

This is dessert for dinner! Caramel and apples are just a perfect flavor combination.

Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) said...

Really? It wasn't too sweet?

MaryBeth said...

WOW...we love applesauce with out pork chops so I can only image what this combination must be like. It sounds heavenly!!!

Rachael said...

As odd as this sounds I'm sure I would love it! My family always pairs meats with sweet jams of chutneys :]

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A perfect combination!

Cheers,

Rosa

HoneyB said...

your making my mouth water! (like always!)

Joanne said...

I would never have thought to put caramel sauce on a pork chop. Awesome idea though! I mean, we put maple syrup so why not?

Pam said...

I love pork chops with apples and this takes it to a whole new level!

♥peachkins♥ said...

porks and apples go well together..

George Gaston said...

Kevin... you could call this a "one plate" meal; consisting of a fruit salad, entrée and dessert. Great combination! I am definitely going to try this meal. Thanks...

ohhmay said...

This looks fantastic. Pork chops can be comprable to steak when prepared right! (we like 1", bone in) But unlike steak, they're much more fun to play around with and work so well with sweet ingredients. Great Job!

Freckle and Hyde said...

YUM!

screwdestiny said...

The picture looks delicious, but it seems like it would be too sweet. It didn't overwhelm the mild pork flavor?

pigpigscorner said...

wow this is perfect! Looks really good in that pool of yummy gravy.

Anne said...

I just read your post and my stomach grumbled. Delicious .. love my pork chops!

Chris said...

Great flavor combination! I can imagine how the caramel would bring out a bet of the natural sweetness of the apples too.

Sook said...

Wow, I'm not a pork person but this recipe wants me to go buy some pork chops right now and make it for dinner/dessert! :)

Kevin said...

screwdestiny: I did not find the dish too sweet. The tart granny smith apples help balance things out nicely.

Scentsy cook said...

This looks delicious, but I have to wonder if salted butter, or nuts would set it off more? I know the trend is salted caramel and toffee right now- the picture is beautiful, so rustic and yummy looking!

ckboo said...

Any idea why your pinerest button isn't working? I finally got it to pin, but with out the image :( and many of your recipes won't pin at all :( They look so beautiful too! Let me know if you get the problem solved and I will be happy to pin!

ckboo said...

Any idea why your pinterest button isn't working? I've even tried to just use my pinterest tab in my bar and most of your images won't pin. :( Let me know if this resolves and I will be happy to pin! Beautiful images of yummy food :)

Kevin said...

Please let me know if you are still having problems with the pin button.

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