Prep time is about 20 minutes and cook time is 25 minutes. It serves 4.
4 (3/4 inch) thick pork chops
1 tsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tart apples (I used Honey Crisp) - peeled, cored, and sliced
3 tbsp pecans (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees F. Place a medium dish in the oven to warm.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush chops lightly with oil and place in hot pan. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, or until done. Transfer to the warm dish, and keep warm in the preheated over.
3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt and pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet, and stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook until apples are just tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops. Keep warm in the preheated oven.
4. Continue cooking sauce uncovered in skillet until thickened slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and pork chops. Sprinkle with pecans.