Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops in One Pan

We just discovered this recipe recently, and while I hesitate to throw around phrases like "instant classic," Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops will definitely be a staple around here from now on.  It's delicious and bursting with flavor and if you want, you can pull it off all in one pan.

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops 

4 pork chops

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons butter

2 large apples, sliced

1 large onion, sliced

salt and pepper to taste

1. Pan fry pork chops until fully cooked, seasoning lightly with pepper if desired, set aside.  You won't need much pepper or other seasoning, as by the end it'll end up coated in the sauce anyway. 

2. Fry the onion in a fresh frying pan, or, if you like saving on dishes as much as I do, just dump as much of the pork drippings as possible and use the same pan to fry the onion. When onions are 80% finished, add sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add butter as necessary to keep moist. Water works too if you're careful about how much you add.  Some similar recipes I've seen call for using apple cider, but when I tried it without it didn't seem to make any difference in the flavor at the end.  Pan fry until apples begin to soften and mixture combines into a caramel sauce.

3. Add pork and cook just a few minutes until everything is heated through and covered in sauce.

That's it!  I recommend serving with mashed potatoes and either carrots or green beans.