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Pork Chops with Sliced Pears

 Pork Chops with Sliced Pears
Pear slices make a satisfying alternative to apples in this down-home pork chop dish. Dress up the easy entree even further by adding a hint of brown sugar for sweetness. —Kathy Stooksbury, Aiken, South Carolina
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves
  • 6 bone-in pork chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

Directions

  • Drain pears, reserving the juice; cut pears into slices and set
  • aside. In a large skillet, brown the pork chops in butter. Transfer
  • to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and reserved pear
  • juice. Pour over chops; top with pear slices.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer
  • reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.