Pork Chops Sweet and Spicy-Gundersen Health System

Pork Chops with Sweet and Spicy Apples

Serves 4

4 boneless pork loin chops (about 4 oz each)
2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
salt and pepper, to taste*
? tsp. ground cinnamon
? tsp. ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp. butter
2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced

Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Place a medium-sized dish in the oven to warm. Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat; place pork chops in pan and cook 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until done and internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Remove from heat and keep warm in the heated dish in the oven.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt and pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to the skillet and stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook until apples are tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops. Keep warm in preheated oven. Continue cooking sauce, uncovered in skillet, until thickened slightly; spoon sauce over apples and chops.

*additional salt and pepper not included in analysis

Per serving: 330 calories, 10 g fat, 39 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 125 mg sodium