The girls and I took our first trip to the Apple Orchard this Fall.

It was so fun to pick them off the tree, rub them down with our sleeves and bite right in! So fresh and delicious. I don't think the girls have eaten that many apples in one sitting. And without peanut butter.

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We came back with 9 pounds of apples so I've been racking my brain with different recipes to use them in.

Hence this skillet pork chop dish!

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I love the combination of apples, onions, grainy mustard, fresh herbs and pork. Everything comes together in one skillet to make dinner quick and easy, and the flavors will fill you with an appreciation of this Autumn season.

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Skillet Pork Chops with Apples

Makes 4 servings


Ingredients

4 bone-in pork chops
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 red onion, peeled, halved and sliced
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon stone ground or dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with olive oil. Pat your pork chops dry on all sides and season with salt and pepper. Sear the chops until golden brown on each side, about 2-4 minutes each side depending on thickness. Remove chops from the skillet and reduce heat to medium.
  2. Add a bit more olive oil to the pan and cook down the onions for 2 minutes. Add the apple slices, sage, rosemary and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and continue cooking about 4 minutes until the apples turn golden brown.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the mustard and chicken broth. Add to the skillet, and then add the pork chops back to the mixture. Continue cooking until the liquid reduces by half, about 3-5 more minutes. If you're using thick cut pork chops, double check to make sure they're ready with a temperature of 145˚.

Enjoy a savory taste of Autumn!



Looking for more ways to use apples and pork? Check out this fresh twist on a traditional burger with Apple Pork Burgers with Garlic Bacon!

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One of my absolute favorite recipes!!