The main advantage of the Cinnamon and Apple Pork Chops Recipe is that it’s made of cinnamon, apple and pork chops. (Seriously, just saying it out loud makes you hungry.)
The dish is especially good for summer cookouts, as you don’t really need to turn on an oven to make it. But of course you can prepare this dish any other season. Because it’s relatively quick and easy to prepare, there’s also not much to fuss about in the post-cooking clean up. It combines just the right amount of sweet and tasty spices, not to mention the tart flavor from the combination of apples and pecans.
There’s also the advantage of it being healthy and diabetic-friendly. Nutrition-wise, the Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops Recipe yields 316 calories, 31 grams of carbohydrates, and 22 grams of protein. For diabetics, one pork chop is worth 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit, and 1 fat.
It takes just a bit over twenty-five minutes to prepare the Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops recipe, and it yields four delicious servings.
Here are the ingredients you need:
- Salt – a quarter of a teaspoon
- Brown sugar – three tablespoons
- Cinnamon – ground up, just a teaspoon
- Nutmeg – ground up, also half a teaspoon
- Butter – preferably reduced-fat content, two tablespoons
- Apples – thinly sliced, four in total
- Pecans – thoroughly chopped, two tablespoons
- Culinary Argan oil –to be used as a drizzle before serving the dish
- Pork loin chops – boneless, four pieces weighing four ounces each
Now that you have the ingredients, let’s move on to how you can make this delicious dish! I’m sure you’re excited to learn how to prepare this sumptuous dish. So here we go! Let’s get cooking!
- First off, melt half the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Take the pork chops and cook it in the butter, making sure to cover all sides for about five minutes. If you have a meat thermometer, the chops are done once it gets to 160 degrees.
- While waiting for the pork chops to cook, take the brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt, and mix thoroughly in a separate bowl.
- Keep the pork chops warm after removing them from the heat. Throw in the apples, pecans, and the cinnamon mixture from earlier into the pan. Pay attention to the apples. The dish is ready once they’ve turned tender, and the apple flavor has seeped into the meat. Remember to keep stirring when cooking.
- Before taking the dish out to serve, add a drizzle of culinary Argan oil to the mix. Make sure you do this while the pork chops are still warm, so the chops would have a chance to soak in the extra flavor.