PORK CHOPS WITH APPLE CREAM SAUCE
• 2 pork chops
• Salt and freshly ground pepper
• Canola oil or clarified butter
• 1 apple, peeled, cored, cut into medium dice
• 1 shallot, minced
• 1/4 c. apple cider
• 1/2 c. chicken broth
• 1/4 c. heavy cream
Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Place a sauté pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add the oil or clarified butter and the pork chops. Sear pork until done, 3 to 6 minutes per side, depending on thickness.
Remove chops to a warm plate; add apples and shallots to the skillet. Sauté until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes.
Deglaze pan with cider, then add broth and simmer, reducing liquid by two-thirds.
Stir in heavy cream, heat to a boil to reduce, then season with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over pork chops and serve.
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories 320 Fat 17 g
Sodium 160 mg Saturated fat 9 g
Carbohydrates 17 g Calcium 38 mg
Protein 24 g Cholesterol 99 mg
Dietary fiber 2 g
Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1 fruit, 3½ lean meat, 1½ fat.