Cast Iron Pork Chops with Brown Sugar Bourbon Apples
Serves: 4 Ingredients:
4 boneless pork chop loins (4-5 oz each)
Salt and pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp butter, divided
2 large apples, thinly sliced (honey crisp or fuji work well)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
Pat pork chops dry and sprinkle salt/pepper over top.
Heat olive oil and 1 Tbsp of butter in a cast iron pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add pork chops a cook around 4 minutes per side until cooked through or until reaching an internal temperature of 140 F. Do NOT overcook, as pork will be very dry.
Remove pork to a plate, cover and allow to rest.
Meanwhile, mix brown sugar through salt in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat remaining butter in the same pan, add apple slices and bourbon, and stir well to pick up all the juices and flavor in your pan. After about 2 minutes, when the apples have started to soften, add the brown sugar mixture. Stir quickly to prevent the sugar from burning and lower the heat.
Pour apple mixture over prepared pork chops and serve.