Pork Chops with Apple Maple Sauce

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I really think pork chops are an under utilized meat.  I think they are so delicious and such a delicate meat that really takes to many different flavors. This time I made them with a maple syrup apple sauce that was really tasty and the right balance of sweet and savory.

Last night was James and my first night without any family around since  before Thanksgiving, and we were grateful to get an evening with just the two of us.  We had an amazing time over the holiday and were so lucky to have family around for almost two weeks. But as a young married couple in our new house, we really enjoy the nights we get to ourselves.

This time of year gearing towards the holidays is hectic! We have 2-3 events every week until Christmas, meaning we won’t be getting many evenings to ourselves for a while. We are so lucky to have so many great friends in a great community, but we are going to cherish the nights we get to spend just the two of us!

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What you need:

  • 1lb Pork Chops
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, cubed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of white wine (dry)
  • 1-2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste

Season both sides of your pork chop with salt and pepper.

If your pork chops are particularly thick like these, heat your oven to 325F to finish cooking them in the oven.

Heat a small amount of olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat until hot.  Once sizzling, add in your pork chops.

Cook your pork chops for about 7 minutes per side until nicely browned.

Remove the chops from the pan and add in your apple, syrup, wine, broth and rosemary.

Add in about 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper to taste.

Let your sauce cook down for about 5 minutes before adding your pork chops back into the pan.

Put the pan with the chops and sauce in the oven for about 5-8min until cooked through.

Remove from the oven and enjoy!

We served ours with a tasty lemon roast potato, but you could serve it with anything you want. Make sure you have some wine left over to serve with dinner!

Buen Provecho!

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