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Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Caramel Apple Pork ChopsThe flavor of the classic apple treat is a perfect fall taste for this meal. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium tart red or green apples, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
3 tablespoons chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chops, 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until both sides are evenly browned. Remove; keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar,salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Add butter to skillet; stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or just until apples are tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops; keep warm.
  4. Continue cooking mixture in skillet, uncovered, until sauce thickens slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 330 calories Protein 30 grams Fat 18 grams Sodium 100 milligrams Cholesterol 100 milligrams Saturated Fat 6 grams Carbohydrates 12 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.