I don't know about you, but when I come across a recipe that can all be made in one pan, I know it's a winner. The same applies for this delicious recipe for melt-in-your-mouth apple butter pork.
Apple is such a great compliment for pork, with its sweetness it matches perfectly with the tender meat and the added apple butter creates a caramelized glaze throughout. You can easily eat this meal on its own, or add a side of veggie like broccoli and some rice for a fast weeknight meal that will have you amazed at the quick cooking time. Don't forget about how few dishes you'll have to do! Chili powder adds a mild kick of heat that will have you gobbling up your whole plate - this will be a go-to meal to add to your personal cookbook.
- 2 pork chop filets
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- About 12 ounces of apple butter, with an additional 2 tablespoons for each pork chop
- 2 apples, cored and sliced. No need to peel them.
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder (or just chili powder)
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
Season both sides of each pork chop with salt and pepper.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add the pork chops and cook each side for 3 minutes. Place pork on a plate and allow to rest while you cook the apples.
Using the same skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the apple slices and allow to cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Pour in 12 ounces of the jar of apple butter, brown sugar, and chili powder. Stir to combine.
Add in the cream and continue to stir. Bring to a light boil.
Add the pork chops, pushing aside the apples to make sure the bottoms of each pork chop are touching the skillet. Spoon a tablespoon of apple butter onto each side of each pork chop as you cook.
Cook each pork chop for about 4 more minutes or each side, adding a tablespoon of apple butter to each side as you cook. Cook until pork is cooked through to your liking.
Serve hot with the apple mixture spooned over the pork.