Friday, October 14, 2011

Apple Brine Pork Chops with Baked Apples

Do you love Pork and Apples? This is so easy! Below you will find an easy Apple Brine Pork Chop recipe that you can grill after brining and delicious, easy Baked Apples...

Apple Brine Pork Chops with Baked Apples
4-6 pork chops (boneless or bone-in, your choice)
2+ cups Apple Juice, Apple Cider or Mulled Cider
Cavender's Greek Seasoning
Can of Apple Pie Filling (regular or sugar free)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick butter
Cooking Spray

Wash, tenderize and season your pork chops. In a large flat container or Pyrex dish, place your seasoned pork chops, pour your apple juice or cider on top (need to have enough liquid to cover the pork chops). Cover the container and refrigerator for 1-4 hours. You are brining your pork and infusing the apple cider/juice flavors in the meat.

After Brining 1-4 hours, remove container from refrigerator. Remove pork chops from brine mixture. Season with a little salt/pepper (just a little) and grill pork chops until done (pork needs to register at 145-150 degrees), approx. 20-25 minutes. You do not want to over-cook your pork, it will dry it out.

While cooking pork chops, in a separate glass container, spray with cooking spray. Add your uncooked apple pie filling, top with your brown sugar along with a few shakes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Add a few squares of butter on top and cook uncovered for 25-30 minutes on 350.

Serve your pork chops on top of a heaping spoon of baked apples. I typically also serve with fresh green beans steamed with a little garlic and onion.

I take the extra baked apples the next night serve them hot in individual parfait glasses topped with a little cool whip for dessert.

This makes a very easy, delicious Southern Fall Dinner.

Bon Appetit!

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