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Caramel-Apple Pork Chops

 Caramel-Apple Pork Chops
Bacon, walnuts, pork chops and a scrumptious caramelized apple and onion mixture? How could anyone resist this fall family pleaser? Best of all, it cooks in one skillet, so cleanup is easy! —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 3 small tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove to
  • paper towels; drain, reserving 3 teaspoons drippings. In the same
  • skillet, cook pork chops in 2 teaspoons reserved drippings over
  • medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
  • Remove and keep warm.
  • Saute apples and onion in 1 teaspoon reserved drippings in the same
  • skillet until apples are crisp-tender. Stir in the brown sugar,
  • butter, salt, cinnamon and pepper. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add
  • pork chops. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until a
  • thermometer reads 145°.
  • Remove chops to serving platter; let stand for 5 minutes. Add spinach

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Caramel-Apple Pork Chops (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • to skillet and cook until wilted. Serve with chops. Sprinkle with
  • bacon and walnuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.