Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops

Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops
Staff Writer

Taste of Home

In addition to substituting regular pork chops for cinnamon apple pork chops, these can also be used to be served as a main dish. See more recipes at tasteofhome.com.

Ingredients

  • 16  Ounces  boneless pork loin chops
  • 2  Tablespoons  reduced-fat butter, divided
  • 3  Tablespoons  brown sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • tart apples, thinly sliced
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped pecans

Directions

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the pork chops with 1 tablespoon of butter for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Meanwhile, in a a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

Remove the chops and keep warm. Add the apples, pecans, and brown sugar mixture with remaining butter to the pain; cook and stir until the apples are tender. Serve with chops. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
89mg
30%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
35g
76%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
37mg
12%
Niacin
12mg
86%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
390mg
56%
Selenium, Se
41µg
75%
Sodium, Na
442mg
29%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
73g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Cinnamon Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Cinnamon Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.