Ingredients (makes 4 servings)
~ 4 (3/4 in thick) pork chops
~ 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
~ 2 tablespoons brown sugar
~ Salt and pepper to taste
~ 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
~ 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
~ 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
~ 2 tart apples peeled, cored, and sliced
~ 3 tablespoons pecans (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees. 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 a hot pan. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, or until done. Transfer to the warm dish, and keep warm in the preheated oven.
3. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt and pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add butter to the 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 in uncovered skillet, until it thickens. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.