Apples are the ideal fruit pairing for pork. This recipe combines warm spices and fresh thyme for a sweet and savory meal.
What you will need
1.5 lbs Pork Chops
2 Honeycrisp Apples
2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
.25 oz Fresh Thyme
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 inch Fresh Ginger
2 cloves Garlic
1 Tbsp Oil
Black Pepper(Nutritional facts 159 calories, 3.91 g fat, 27.42 g carbohydrates, 3.77 g protein, 8 mg cholesterol, 952 mg sodium)
How to cook
Gather and portion ingredients.
Depending on how thick your pork chops are, you may want to cut them into about 1/2 inch pieces so they cook a bit faster.
Cut around the core of the apple and slice cheeks thin.
Melt the butter in a large skillet and add the sliced apples.
Add a couple sprigs of thyme to the apples and saute until apples are softened but are still a bit crisp on the inside. Remove the apples from the pan.
Add a bit of oil to the skillet over medium-high heat. When nice and hot, add the pork chops. Brown for a couple minutes on each side.
Grate or finely chop the fresh ginger into the pan with the pork chops. Add the apples back to the pan along with the garlic.
Cook the pork chops for a few more minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 145.
Remove the sprig of thyme, and plate the pork chops. Top with a few fresh leaves of thyme if you like.