Caramelized Apple Chops…An In Season Recipe From Sweet Basil

Caramelized Apple Pork Chops Recipe
Caramelized Apple Pork Chops Recipe

This simple recipe will have you feeling like world famous chef at the table…In under an hour and with about 300 calories, per serving. Share the SWEET-ness. We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook. Look for us on PinterestYoutubeInstagramGoogle+ and Twitter.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 4 (3/4 in.) thick pork chops
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 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)

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Place a medium dish in the oven to warm.

2. 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.

3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt and pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet, and stir in brown sugar mixture, honey 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.

4. Continue cooking sauce uncovered in skillet, until thickened slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans (if desired).

Enjoy!

Share the SWEET-ness. We are Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens on Facebook. Look for us on PinterestYoutubeInstagramGoogle+ and Twitter. We are a local Middle Georgia producer of farm fresh fruits and vegetables and members of the American Poultry Association, licensed by the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture as Poultry Dealers and Brokers, and a proud member of the Georgia Grown program, a division of the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture. We also breed, sell and ship poultry, pet pigs, bearded irises and much more. We have an 80 acre working farm, with great emphasis on all natural gardening and livestock management practices. An 1840’s general store is situated on our property, and serves as our on-site farmer’s market. We have a large vegetable and herb garden, fruit orchards and more. Conveniently located off of Interstate 75 near the Johnstonville Rd exit (#193). We are six miles west, located in Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia.

Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Recipe courtesy of Deborah Rice. Photo courtesy of Savvy Design. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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