Pan Fried Pork Chop with Apple Compote **

From Me

What better flavor combination is there than pork and apples? It's such a homey flavor that just makes me feel all nice and warm. I picked up some pork chops and a few apples on my way home from work and whipped this up for dinner. The pork was nice and juicy and the apple compote was a great accompaniment.

2 pork chops (with bone in)
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon olive oil

1 granny smith apple, peeled and chopped
1 Fiji apple, peeled and chopped
1 cinnamon stick
1 orange, zested and juiced
1/4 c. light brown sugar

1. Sprinkle the pork chops with the Cajun seasoning and garlic powder. Heat a large non-stick saute pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 teaspoon olive oil. When the oil begins to smoke, add the pork chops. Let the chops sear and cook about 5-7 minutes. Flip and continue cooking another 5-7 minutes. Remove the chops and let them rest while you prepare the apple compote.

2. In a medium sauce pan over high heat, combine the apples, cinnamon stick, orange juice and zest, and the brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer about 5-10 minutes, depending on how firm you like your apples.

3. Spoon the apple compote onto a plate. Place a pork chop over the apple compote and serve. Enjoy!