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Pork Loin Chops with Cinnamon Apples

Pork Loin Chops with Cinnamon Apples
Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 3/4 cup apple mixture)

Warm flavors like sage and cinnamon play up the contrast between the juicy pork chops and caramelized apples. Tart Granny Smiths and slightly sweeter Braeburn apples both work well for this dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 4 cups (1/2-inch) slices peeled Granny Smith apples (about 4 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 251
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 8.3 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • monofat 3.3 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 24.1 g
  • carbohydrate 20.2 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 67 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 388 mg
  • calcium 38 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients, and sprinkle over the pork. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add pork; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove the pork from pan. Cover and keep warm.

  2. Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add apples and remaining ingredients, and cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Serve the apples with pork.