Thick Pork Chops with Spiced Apples and Raisins
Tyler Florence, celebrity chef, creates a pork chop and apples dish that is anything but "Blah"."I skipped the brown sugar as I thought the raisins would be sweet enough.
I finished the apples/raisin sauce in the oven on top of the pork" - laurence
Yield: 4 Ready in 45 minutes
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|4 8-ozcenter cut loin pork chops; bone-in|
|1 bottleExtra-virgin olive oil|
|1 servingSea salt and freshly ground pepper|
|Spiced; Apples and Raisins|
|1 tablespoonUnsalted butter|
|3 Granny Smith apples; peeled, cored and sliced in 1/2-inch-thick wedges|
|2 leavesfresh thyme; from 2 sprigs|
|3/4 cupfrozen apple juice concentrate; thawed|
|3 tablespoonsBrown sugar|
|1/4 teaspoonGround cinnamon|
|1/4 teaspoonGround cloves|
|1 tablespoonFresh Lemon Juice|
Thick Pork Chops with Spiced Apples and Raisins Preparation
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the apples and thyme and coat in the butter; cook and stir for 6 minutes to give them some color. Toss in raisins and add apple juice. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add lemon juice and simmer until apples are tender but still hold their shape, about 10 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.
Rub chops on both sides with a little olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Place a large ovenproof skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and swirl to coat the pan. Brown chops for 2 minutes on each side. Place skillet in oven and roast chops until center is still slightly pink in the center and internal temperature reads 160 degrees F. when tested with an instant-read thermometer.
Serve pork accompanied by the warm spiced apples, drizzling a bit of the sauce over the chops.
Republished with permission, National Pork Board
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