One Pan Pork & Apples

One Pan Pork & Apples

Raise your hand if you love to cook, but hate the clean up!

Yup, me.

Thankfully, Michael does all the washing {I dry!} and I've also gotten pretty efficient at cleaning as I go, but still...cleaning up after dinner is a drag. 

That's why I've come to love one pot/pan/sheet meals. Easy, convenient and you can still pack in a ton of flavor. 

One of our favorites totally brings me back to fall, but is honestly so tasty and simple to prepare any time of the year. Ya just need some fresh apples, cinnamon and pork and then you're well on your way to a delightful dinner plate. 

One Pan Pork with Spiced Apples

Ingredients:

  • 2 bone-in or boneless pork chops; just be conscious of cooking time if you opt for bone-in
  • 2-3 medium apples, sliced {I prefer pink lady, or a mix of cortland and granny smith}
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar {a personal fave of mine, a little healthier...I think!}
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, sea salt + black pepper
  • Optional: Diced shallot, fresh sage

Super easy prep:

  1. Start by heating your skillet over medium-high heat, and melt at least 1 tbsp of coconut oil; add more if oil does not cover the bottom of your pan
  2. Pat pork dry and season with sea salt and black pepper
  3. Place pork in hot skillet and sear for 3-4 minutes per side, depending upon thickness
  4. Add in your sliced apples, shallots and a few chopped sage leaves. Stir frequently and heat through until fragrant and apples beging to soften; about 5 minutes. Add more oil if needed, however the apples should lend some juices!
  5. Lower heat to just below medium, add your sugar and season with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of paprika. Allow pork and apples to simmer until your fruit is tender; typically another 5-8 minutes. 
  6. Garnish with additional sage, if desired. I even like to crisp it up a bit in hot oil, seriously try it.

So many different options to pair with this too! We tend to opt for mashed potatoes or roasted fingerlings. I've even served mine up with roasted butternut squash or sweet potato.

You really can't go wrong!

Xo Kelly

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