Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
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Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops with fresh rosemary, brown sugar and cinnamon apples served on a bed of fluffy, mashed sweet potatoes.
Juicy and flavorful Rosemary Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops served for dinner make the perfect autumn meal. The flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon will fill your house, the apples cooked in butter will melt in your mouth. Served over a bed of mashed sweet potatoes, this meal is delicious and filling.
This is my second time partnering with Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork to bring you a delicious dinner. I like their fresh natural pork because it is naturally tender and juicy without added steroids, hormones or artificial ingredients and it is also proudly raised in USA. Smithfield All Natural Fresh Pork Bone-In Pork Chops are my go to for quick and delicious weeknight dinners. Take these Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops – they were ready in 30 minutes! You can even make this meal to entertain guests, everyone will love the flavors!
MORE PORK CHOPS RECIPES TO TRY:
How To Cook Tender Pork Chops?
- Take the pork chops out of the refrigerator about 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Bringing the meat up to room temperature helps it cook more evenly throughout.
- The thicker the pork chops the better. Since the pork chops are lean, if the cut is vey thin, they will cooker quicker, which leave more room for error. It is easier to cook thicker pork chops. Aim for a double cut, which is about 1 1/2 inches thick. Also, bone-in pork chops have some fat around the bone, which results in juicier meat and the bone provides some protection for overcooking.
- Brine the pork chops, this is very important as it keeps the meat moist, and it adds extra flavor.
- Don’t overcook the pork chops. The very popular loin and rib chops don’t require much cooking time, so be very careful not to overcook and dry out the meat. Cook the chops between 145 and 160°F and let them rest a few minutes before serving.
- Always rest the meat. After its done cooking, transfer to a separate plate, tent with foil, and let the meat rest for five minutes.
More Side Dishes you can serve with Pork Chops:
- Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
- Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower
Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
- 4 tablespoons butter divided
- 2 bone-in pork chops
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 medium tart apples chopped
- 6 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Fresh rosemary
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
In the meantime, in a small bowl, mix together salt, 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Season the pork chops with the mixture and set aside.
In a large heavy skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add seasoned pork chops and cook 4-5 minutes on each side.
Using tongs, remove the pork chops and set aside, keep warm.
Add to the skillet the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, chopped apples, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cook and stir until apples are tender, about 7 - 10 minutes.
Once the potatoes are done, with an electric mixer on low, blend potatoes, slowly adding cream, about 1/2 a cup at a time. Use more or less to achieve desired texture. Add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt to taste. Blend until smooth.
Serve the pork chops over sweet potatoes, topped with apples.
Garnish with fresh rosemary.
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