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Makes 4 servings

Commune, in midtown Atlanta, is known for its popular outdoor movie series as well as its fabulous food. Innovative cuisine is enjoyed by diners seated in a community atmosphere.

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl.

Step 2

Stir together pecans and 2 tablespoons maple syrup mixture in a skillet over medium heat, stirring to coat pecans. Cook, stirring often, 3 minutes or until pecans are glazed. Arrange pecans in an even layer on wax paper; let cool. Coarsely chop, and set aside.

Step 3

Sprinkle pork chops evenly with 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Step 4

Grill chops, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350°to 400°) 8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 160°, basting with 1/2 cup maple syrup mixture during last five minutes of cooking. (If glazed earlier, glaze will burn.) Transfer to serving platter. Cover and keep warm.

Step 5

Sprinkle apple slices evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt; brush with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

Step 6

Grill apples, without grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with 1/4 cup syrup mixture.

Step 7

Spoon remaining maple syrup mixture over pork chops. Sprinkle with chopped pecans and, if desired, crystallized ginger. Serve with grilled apples.

The Commune, Atlanta, Georgia

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