How ‘Bout Them Apples?Posted: December 13, 2012
Why are pork chops and apple sauce are a thing? I don’t know the answer, but I do know that they taste really good together. If you apples and pork are your thing, these spiced up pork chops with apple chutney will be the apple of your eye, err, taste buds. The chutney is easy to make, and comes together in about 15 minutes. It also makes your house smell all warm and cozy. Seriously, you could leave a pot of it simmering on the stove for instant holiday cheer.
Spiced Pork Chops with Apple Chutney
For the chutney:
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 3 Gala apples, peeled & cut into small cubes
- ¼ cup of Craisins
- 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of peeled & minced ginger root
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of ground mustard
- Pinch of allspice
For the pork chops:
- ¾ teaspoon of chili powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon of coriander
- ¼ teaspoon of pepper
- 4 boneless center-cut pork chops
- Cooking spray
Start by making the chutney. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the apples and cook about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the Craisins, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, minced ginger, salt, mustard and allspice. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender.
Meanwhile, combine the chili powder, salt, garlic powder, coriander and pepper in a small bowl. Rub on both sides of the pork chops. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and cook the chops for 4 minutes on each side, or until done. Plate and top each chop with a heaping spoonful of chutney.