Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
· 4 bone-in ribeye (rib) pork chops (about 3/4-inch thick)
· 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
· 2 apples (peeled, cored and thinly sliced)
· 1 white onion (large, halved and thinly sliced)
· 2 tablespoons brown sugar (packed)
· 2 teaspoons cinnamon
· 1 pinch cayenne
· 2/3 cup apple cider
· 1/3 cup heavy cream
1. Generously season the chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Set aside.
2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt two tablespoons of butter. Immediately add the pork chops and cook until brown, about three minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
3. Return the skillet to medium-high heat and melt one tablespoon of butter. Immediately add the apples and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about five minutes. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and cayenne. Stir in the apple cider and cream. Add the pork chops, nestling them into the liquid, and cook until the internal temperature of the pork reaches between 145 degrees F. (medium rare) and 160 degrees F. (medium), three to four minutes per side.
4. Serve the chops with the apple mixture spooned on top.