Pork Chops and Fried Apples

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My pork chops and baked apples dish is delish.  It had been a while since I made pork chops regularly because I struggled to find a pork chop recipe that my family enjoyed.  Oh a whin, I decided to buy some beautiful thick-cut chops, but they sat in my freezer for several weeks because I had no inspiration.  

When I got a craving for baked apples one day, those pork chops popped into my mind and I could just taste a lovely ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon combo made into a sweet and savory glaze to complement the apples.  A few tweaks on my original recipe and I had a new family favorite on the menu!

Here’s the recipe:

 

Pork Chops and Fried Apples
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For the chops
  1. 4 thick-cut pork chops
  2. 6 Tbs coconut oil
  3. 1 Tbs coconut sugar
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp ginger
  7. 1/8 tsp nutmeg
For the baked apples
  1. 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced (1/4'' slices)
  2. 2 Tbs coconut oil
  3. 2 Tbs coconut sugar
  4. 1 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
For the pork chops
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. 2. Melt 4 Tbs of coconut oil in a small pot.
  3. 3. Grease a 13X9 baking dish with the remaining 2 Tbs of coconut oil.
  4. 4. When the coconut oil in the pot has melted, add the coconut sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg to make the glaze and stir to combine.
  5. 5. Place the pork chops in the baking dish and puncture them repeatedly with a fork.
  6. 6. Pour the glaze over the pork chops, flipping them after pouring half of the glaze so that both sides are glazed.
  7. 7. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
For the baked apples
  1. 1. Melt the coconut oil in a large pot.
  2. 2. Add the apples and let them fry until they begin to soften.
  3. 3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until the apples are well coated.
  4. 4. Cook the apples over medium heat until they are soft. (About 20-25 minutes)
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