Pork: Pork Dishes: Caramel Apple Pork Chops

The flavor of the classic apple treat is evoked in this tasty Fall entrée!

Author: The National Pork Board
Date: October 16, 2012

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x pork chops

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

    0.45 kg boneless, lean pork chops, 3/4-inch thick (about 4 oz each)
    2 Tbsp brown sugar
    1 dash each of salt and pepper, to taste
    1/8 tsp cinnamon
    1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
    2 Tbsp buttery spread (such as Smart Balance)
    2 medium tart red apples, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
    3 Tbsp chopped pecans

Directions:

    Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté pork chops, 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until both sides are evenly browned. Remove; keep warm.

    In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    Add buttery spread to skillet. Stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or just until apples are tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops; keep warm.

    Continue cooking mixture in skillet, uncovered, until sauce thickens slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.

Variations:

    Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans, if desired.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:278 cals
Kilojoules:1,161 kJ
Fat:10.7 g
Carbohydrates:14.7 g
Protein:30.6 g
Cholesterol:76.0 mg
Sodium:337 mg
Saturated Fat:2.6 g
Fiber:2.2 g
Calcium:23.0 mg
Total Sugars:11.7 g

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