Sunday, October 19, 2008

Carmel Apple Pork Chops

This is another Allrecipes, recipe. I followed alot of the other reviewers and marinated my pork chops overnight and didn't bother to pan fry them, just baked them. My instructions are at the bottom, but I also inclosed the original as well. This is an excellent recipe and I would tell everyone to try it!!!

4 (3/4 inch) thick pork chops
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced
3 tablespoons pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Place a medium dish in the oven to warm.
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.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt and pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet, and stir in brown sugar mixture 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.
Continue cooking sauce uncovered in skillet, until thickened slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.

This is the original post, but here is how I made it:
Marinated pork chops over night in a mixture of apple cider, cinamon and nutmeg.
Cooked carmel sauce in saucepan. Placed apples over pork chops in casserole dish, poured carmel sauce over the apples. Covered and baked for 35 minutes. When it came out I served with stuffing and biscuits. I sprinkled pecans over mine.

This is the best dish EVER. It was incredible and so easy. I will make this again and again, it will soon become a fall favorite, I am sure!