Fall is definitely coming. I know it seems too soon to think about but Labor Day is right around the corner and the sky is suddenly getting dark early again. And while I’m not looking forward to winter (which the Old Farmer’s Almanac is saying will be the coldest on record!), I am looking forward to fall because it has some of the best foods and flavors. Today I’m sharing my Pan Seared Pork Chops with Cinnamon Spiced Apples recipe and it is a beautiful thing.
Why do we go crazy for fall?
Ok so I grew up in New Hampshire and if you’re in the US, then you probably know that New England is the mecca for all things fall. Why? Because it is so freaking gorgeous there when the leaves change! I really miss seeing the forests turn from green to bright reds, oranges and yellows. And nothing beats apple picking or going to the local farm to choose out pumpkins. And all of this while wearing a comfy knit sweater. Forget the Starbucks PSL, REAL fall is about being outside for the last few sunny and warm days of the year and cooking the most deliciously spiced foods the season has to offer.
I LOVE fresh apples in the fall. They are so sweet and juicy, nothing compares to them! I usually go for desserts when I cook with apples but pork is the perfect protein to compliment them when creating a savory dish. Tai has a wicked sweet tooth and LOVED the apples in this dinner. He even asked if I could make more (which of course I did because I loved them too!).
I can’t wait to finally get a car in a few weeks. Not only will it make getting to and from work a lot easier but we have been planning some day trips to get out of the city this fall. I haven’t been apple picking in years, so it is on the very top of my Autumn “To Do” list.
So who else is ready for fall? I know I am because this 95+ degree weather has been killing me and I can’t wait to be able to wear a comfy sweater and sip hot cider!
Pan Seared Pork Chops with Cinnamon Spiced Apples
- 2 Pork Chops Bone in
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- 3 Apples
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 Tsp Cloves
- Season pork chops generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a nonstick pan on medium heat. Add pork chops to pan and sear 5-7 minutes per side or until each side is browned and interior is no longer bright pink. Once cooked through, remove from skillet and let rest.
- Slice apples thickly and place in a nonstick frying pan. Mix together with brown sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cook on medium heat until apples have softened and cooked through. Stir occasionally.
- To serve, spread apples on top of pork and enjoy!