APPLE-ONION-CIDER PORK CHOPS

We do like apples with our pork chops and, of course, onions are always a nice addition. This easy-to-prepare recipe made the forks and knives go crazy. Thumbs up!

Apple-Onion-Cider Pork Chops

4 bone-in pork chops (3/4″-1″ thick)

2 tbsp olive oil

sea salt

ground black pepper

2 tbsp butter

2 large red apples, cored and sliced thin

1 large white onion, sliced thin

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup apple cider

1) Preheat oven to 200 degrees

2) Rub olive oil into both sides of pork chops; lightly sprinkle both sides with sea salt and ground black pepper

3) Heat large skillet over medium-high; add pork chops and cook 4 minutes each side; transfer pork chops to oven-safe plate and place in oven to keep warm

4) In same skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter; add apples and onions and cook, stirring often, 8 minutes; sprinkle with cinnamon, stir in apple cider, and return pork chops to skillet; heap apple-onion mixture over pork chops, cover skillet with lid, and cook until the chops are just cooked through, about 10 minutes; remove from heat and serve

Servings: 4

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CINNAMON-BROWN SUGAR-CRAISIN PORK CHOPS

Most unusual, but tonight’s dinner was not planned. You see, boneless pork chops were on sale–big time–and so I deviated from my menu and poked around my fridge and pantry for ingredients to transform my chops into something incredibly tasty. Enter butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and Craisins. Score!

Cinnamon-Brown Sugar-Craisin Pork Chops

4 tbsp butter, divided

4 boneless pork chops (about 1″ thick)

sea salt

ground black pepper

ground cinnamon

1/2 cup Craisins

1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)

1) To large, nonstick skillet, add 2 tbsp butter (reserving 2 tbsp) and melt over medium-high heat; before butter browns, add pork chops; lightly season with salt, pepper, and cinnamon and cook each side 4-5 minutes until slightly pink in center; push pork chops to sides of pan

2) Reduce heat to medium and add remaining 2 tbsp butter to center of skillet; when butter has melted, scatter Craisins over butter and brown sugar over Craisins; stirring continuously, cook Craisins 3-4 minutes until pork chops are no longer pink in center

3) Place a pork chop in center of each of four plates and spoon Craisins and sauce over pork chops; serve

Servings: 4