National Hog Farmer editors are sharing some of our favorite recipes that use delicious, nutritious pork! This amazing recipe from the National Pork Board is a perfect way to celebrate autumn (and National Pork Month)! It combines the delicious flavors of pork with the zesty goodness of apples and spices.

Ingredients

boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium tart red apples, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
3 tablespoons chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

 

Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chops, 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F, followed by a 3-minute rest time. Remove; keep warm.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar,salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet; stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or just until apples are tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops; keep warm. Continue cooking mixture in skillet, uncovered, until sauce thickens slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.

Serves 4.

See this recipe at the www.porkbeinspired.com Web site.