Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Caramel sauce is spooned over the pork chops and apples, then sprinkled with pecans.

The flavor of the classic apple treat is a perfect fall taste for this meal.

Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium tart red apples, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté chops for 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally, until both sides are evenly browned. Remove; keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet; stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or just until apples are tender.
  3. 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.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Facts: 330 calories; Protein 30 grams; Fat 18 grams; Sodium 100 milligrams; Cholesterol 100 milligrams; Saturated Fat 6 grams; Carbohydrates 12 grams

Recipe and photo used with permission from: National Pork Board