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CINNAMON CRUSTED PORK CHOPS WITH APPLES & SAGE

Did anyone else grow up eating Pork Chops & Applesauce? This was a big hit in my house – I LOVED dipping my thin cut pork chop into my mom’s homemade cinnamon applesauce. I can hear her saying in a goofy voice when asked, “What’s for dinner?” She’d say, “Pork Chaaaps and Applesaucccce”.

Reflections like this make me smile. I had NO interest in cooking at a young age. It amazes me how mom was able to influence me in the kitchen as much as she did. She’s probably equally amazed that I enjoy cooking and write a food blog!!

I took mom’s version of ‘Pork Chaaaps and Applesaucccce’ and dressed it up a bit by adding sweet Cinnamon, tart Apples and fresh savory Sage. Make yourself a list of the following ingredients and head on out to the market! This meal takes 15-20 minutes to prepare and sure to be a crowd pleaser! Enjoy!

CINNAMON CRUSTED PORK CHOPS WITH APPLES & SAGE

3 Apples

3 Shallots

5 TBSP Coconut Oil

2 TBSP Chopped Fresh Sage

Cinnamon

Salt

5 Large Bone-In Pork Chops (My Mom just blessed us with chops from her pig. Natural. Local. Free. Delish!!)

¼ C White Wine

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Slice Apples – I’m always a fan of knowing what I’m eating. I typically slice, dice and chop on the larger side of things. If you have small children or prefer smaller pieces, by all means slice, dice & chop to your liking!

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Thinly slice Shallots.

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Chop Sage. I used Organic Sage from my herb garden I planted in the Spring – yes, it’s still alive & growing!!

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Melt 4 TBSP of Coconut Oil in a large fry pan over Medium heat. Add Apples, Shallots and Sage. Sauté for 5 min. Remove Apple Sauté from pan and set aside.

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Show your Chops some love, rub a generous amount of Cinnamon & Salt onto both sides.

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Melt the remanding 1 TBSP Coconut Oil in the fry pan.

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Place your Chops in fry pan.

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Sear on both sides for 2 minutes.

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Measure out ¼ White Wine.

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Pour White Wine over Chops. Allow sauce to come to a boil – this will cook all the alcohol out.

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Add the Apple Sauté back to the fry pan, over the Pork Chops.

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Cover, turn heat down to Low. Let cook for 7 minutes (give or take, depending on thickness of meat).

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I served these scrumptious Chops with AmaZing Asparagus (see recipe on my blog).

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Vanuit mijn keuken, die van jou …. Geniet!