A few weeks ago I was looking through one of my favorite blog sites to see what really tasty meal she had created and I fell in LOVE with dinner #139 from Dinners for a year and beyond. She had made Cinnamon rubbed pork chops with roasted apples, OMG it looked so elegant and delish. I knew at that very second I would have to give it a try; my husband totally loves pork chops with apple sauce so I knew he would adore this recipe. I invited my in-laws over for dinner to enjoy it with us and they loved it, now my mother-in-law does not eat pork so I made her the same thing with chicken and it turned out just as wonderful. Thank You to Dinners for a year and beyond for such a wonderful fall recipe.
This is my adaptation of Cinnamon rubbed pork chops with roasted apples.
5 Center Cut Pork Chops
5 Tsp. Cinnamon
5 Fuji Apples thickly sliced (not peeled)
1/4 C. Raisins
1/4 C. Brown Sugar
1 Tbs. Cinnamon
2 Tbs. Melted Butter
Lay out the pork chops and sprinkle salt, pepper and 1 Tsp. of cinnamon on each side; heat EVOO in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Sear the chops about 4-5 minutes on each side and they are brown and crispy. While the meat is cooking slice the apples and place onto a baking sheet, toss them with the 1 Tbs. cinnamon, sugar, raisins, and melted butter. When the meat is ready transfer to a baking sheet then place both the meat and apples into a 425 degree over to cook for 15-20 minutes, the meat should register an internal temp of 135 degrees. When you are ready to serve place the pork onto a platter and top with the apples.
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