APPLE BUTTER & SAGE PORK CHOPS
Seared pork chops lightly sweetened with creamy apple butter, garlic, and sage, drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Ready in about 30 minutes using a cast iron skillet and broiler. Apple butter pairs beautifully with the pork, lending a little sweetness while keeping the meat juicy and tender.
- A large cast iron skillet & broiler
- 2 bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 3 tbs unsalted butter
- 12 fresh sage leaves
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed
- 2 tbs apple butter
- 1-2 honeycrisp apples, cut into wedges
- 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbs chopped fresh thyme
- Sel Magique Salt & Pepper Blend, to taste
- black pepper
- Preheat the broiler to high.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Dust the pork chops all over with Magique and a healthy grind of black pepper. Add the olive oil to the skillet, when the oil shimmers, add the pork and sear on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking for about 5 minutes, or until the pork chops are cooked through. Be careful - the pork chops cook really fast, don't overcook.
- Remove the pork from the pan to a plate. Spread each pork chop with a generous layer of apple butter.
- To the skillet, add the butter, garlic, apples, and sage. Add a pinch of Magique. Cook 1-2 minutes then remove from the heat. Slide the pork back into the the skillet. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the pork. Transfer the skillet to the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes or until the apples are lightly charred.
- Remove from the oven and top with fresh thyme. Spoon the butter over the pork chops. Serve and enjoy!