Pork Chops with Apple, Pear and Maple Syrup

Pork Chops with Apples, Pears and Maple Syrup
Recipe by Dragon

Pork, apples, pears and maple syrup are a wonderful flavour combination. These pork chops are so tender and savoury, you’ll be making them again and again. The key is to control your heat and not over cook them. If your pork chops are on the thin side, they will only need a couple of minutes in the oven. Enjoy!

Serves: 2

2 pork chops
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Pinch red pepper flakes or more to taste
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup apple cider
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 apple, peeled, chopped
1 pear, peeled, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh sage, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Dredge each pork chop lightly in the flour.

3. In an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil, butter and red pepper flakes. When the butter is melted, place the chops into the pan. Brown the pork chops on both sides for about 2 minutes per side.

4. Remove the pork chops from the pan and keep warm. Deglaze the pan with the apple cider and lemon juice. Cook until the liquid has reduced by 1/2.

5. Add the onions and cook for 1 minute. Add apple, pear, garlic and maple syrup. Cook for another minute. Add the herbs and season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Return the pork chops to the pan and put the whole pan into the oven to finish cooking. When the chops reach 145 degrees, remove the pan from the oven.

7. Serve with pork chops with the apple-pear sauce spooned on top.


RecipeGirl said...

Delicious. My family would love all of the flavors in this recipe!

Vijitha said...

The post looks good n I am sure it will taste gr8! gr8 clicks!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh My Gosh! This looks scrumptious!!! Scrumptious!! I love your choice of food! I am sure my 4 children and my 4 stepchildren ( all under 11 mind you) Would Adore this, especially with the apples. Thank you!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That's a beauty of a chop and all the right flavors for pork to make me a happy camper.

Lo said...

This looks wonderful! The pears... the rosemary... I can almost taste it!

Finla said...

This is a wonderufl combination.
I always think portk and appples do wonderfully together.
My hubby andd daughter would love to have these.

Peter M said...

Pork and fruit are such a wonderful pairing, this can freshen up a weeknight meal.

pigpigscorner said...

Delicious! I love pork and apple combination.

Dee said...

Excellent combination! I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to cooking fruit with meat. Gotta loosen up in the kitchen.

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

This looks - I think I will try it this weekend.

Anonymous said...

To quote Peter Brady..."Porkchops and applesauce. Isn't that swell"!!!!xx

Sara said...

This looks beautiful, very seasonable. I love sage with pork, such a great combination.

Anonymous said...

oh! the picture of that is sending me wild. i love how you've paired not just pork with apple, but with pears and maple syrup too. it's just all too perfect a combination! mmm. i'll keep this recipe in mind for whenever i decide to throw a fancy dinner party. x

Brilynn said...

I pretty much love maple syrup in anything!

Emily said...

Sounds like a wonderful combination of flavors!

Anonymous said...

I made this for dinner tonight, we loved it and I will certainly make this again. Thanks for the great recipe.

Patsyk said...

Those chops look so moist! The flavor combination must be amazing.

test it comm said...

These pork chops with the sweet components sounds really good!

Jeanne said...

You are right - the secret with pork chops is definitely not to overcook and dry them out. I think sweet fruity sauce should be compulsory with pork - precisely like yours!

CC11 said...

Just made this twice in two weeks the hubby loved it so much :)

Dazy said...

This recipe is really going to keep me busy in the kitchen with all its glamor. This is another must for the weekend! My kids would just hug me for this.

Anonymous said...

Hello! Thank you very much for this recipe! I have 3kg of pork chops in my freezer and try to find some new ways to prepare them. I have made your recipe tonight and it is really great! I have added pancetta for nice salty crunch and replaced paprica flakes with smoked paprica - it really lifts up the sweetness of fruits. No sage though, forgot when shopping ;) Anyway to sum up - really lovely dish that we will repeat many times I believe :)THANKS :)

MichaelDz said...

I've made this recipe 3 or 4 times now and still love it. It comes out a little differently each time, but that's because I don't do things consistently.

When I've made it, I use Apple Cider Vinegar instead of apple cider. It gives it a nice, sharp flavor that contrasts the fruit and maple syrup.

Thanks for posting this fantastic recipe!

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