This is a really interesting way to cook pork chops and fruit. The trick is to layer the ingredients above the pork chops so they steam in the vapors. Also a domed lid for the pan will help from crushing the stacks. Be careful not to overcook the apples or they will explode a bit.
Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Pears
- 4 1 1/2″ pork chops
- 2 apples cored and sliced into large rings
- 2 pears quartered
- 2 lbs sweet potato skinned and cut into 1/4″ slices
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3-4 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Season pork chops with salt, pepper and cinnamon. In a large pan big enough to hold all the pork chops in one layer heat butter over medium high heat. Sear chops on both sides. Add vinegar and reduce by half quickly deglazing pan. Remove from heat and layer sweet potato, pears and then apples dusting each layer with brown sugar. Cover and place in an oven at 340 degrees. Bake until meat is done and potatoes and fruit are tender, about 25-45 minutes.