Pork Chops With Spiced Apples Recipe


Pork Chops-
  • 4 pork chops boneless loins, about 1-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 8 sprigs of thyme
Pork Brine-
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 cups water (warm)
Pork Spice Mix-
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/16 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper ground
Spiced Apples-
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced (1/8-inch), about 2 cups
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 Fuji apples thinly sliced (1/8-inch), about 3 cups
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apple jelly or apricot jelly
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/16 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/16 teaspoon ginger ground
  • 1/16 teaspoon nutmeg ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Pork Chops With Spiced Apples Recipe

  1. Brine-In a medium sized bowl, whisk together ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup salt, 1 tablespoon peppercorns, and 2 cups warm water until dissolved. Add the pork chops to the brine, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to 2 hours.
  2. Spiced Apples-
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions, garlic and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Cook until onions are translucent but not brown, constantly stirring, for 8 minutes.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon butter to the pan and sliced apples. Cook, occasionally stirring until apples are just tender, about 8 minutes.
  5. Add the vinegar, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add jelly, honey and Dijon mustard to the pan, stir, and cook for 2 minutes. Add chopped bacon and cook for one minute. Add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon salt, stir and cook for one minute.
  6. Set apples aside until ready to serve.
  7. Pork-
  8. Drain the pork chops from the brine and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Evenly sprinkle the spice blend on each side of the pork chops, about ¼ - ½ teaspoon of spice on each side.
  9. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully add the spiced pork chops to the hot pan, cooking 5-6 minutes on the first side each side until golden brown on the surface. Flip the loin chops and add 1 tablespoon butter to the center of the pan, and evenly distribute the rosemary and thyme in the pan. Cook the other side of the pork chops for another 5-6 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest chop reaches 140° F. Transfer chops to a serving plate.
  10. Reheat the spiced apples and top each pork chop with apples. Enjoy!

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