- 4 center-cut pork chops (1’’ thick)
- 2 1/2 tsp. brown sugar, divided
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- 1 medium McIntosh apple, peeled and grated
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. ground cumin
- 2 tsp. vegetable oil
Make a slit in side of each pork chop to form a deep pocket. Combine 2 tsp.
brown sugar, salt and pepper; season outside of pork chops.
In small bowl, combine apple, remaining 1/2 tsp. brown sugar, cinnamon and
cumin. Stuff apple mixture into pork pockets and secure with toothpicks.
Heat large skillet over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add oil, swirling to
coat bottom. Sear chops for 1 1/2 minute on each side, until well browned.
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 10-12 minutes, until pork is done.
Remove chops to serving platter and increase heat to high and simmer liquid
about 2 minutes, until thickened slightly. Pour over chops.