Apple Butter Pork Chops
Apple sauce is a quintessential accompaniment to pork. Try these apple butter pork chops to add a Fall spin on this classic!
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 boneless pork chops (approximately 1 lb)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped fine (approximately 1/4 of a large onion)
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/4 honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp fresh thyme (plus more for seasoning)
- 3 tbsp apple butter
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
- Preheat oven to 400F. Season pork with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large non-stick oven safe skillet on high heat. Melt the butter and sear the pork on each side – approximately 3 to 5 minutes per side. Once both sides of the pork are browned, remove from the skillet and set aside.
- Reduce heat to medium and add the onions and garlic. Sauté until the onions are softened, approximately 3 minutes.
- Add the apples and cook until they start to become soft, approximately 3 minutes. While the apples are sautéing, whisk together the olive oil, rosemary, thyme, apple butter, and Dijon mustard in a small mixing bowl. Cover the pork chops with the apple butter mixture using a spoon or pastry brush.
- Remove the skillet from heat. Add the pork back to the skillet. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes in the oven, until cooked through and juices run clear. A meat thermometer should show that it has reached an internal temperature of 135F.
- Sprinkle the parmesan over the pork and broil for 2 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven. Top with remaining thyme leaves and serve.