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[ Recipe: Pork Chops with Red Wine, Pears & Thyme ] ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Co
pork chops with red wine,
pears, and thyme

A marriage of savory and sweet, you’ll need a cast iron or other oven-safe skillet to make this rustic dish. A good Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for cooking this dish as well as serving with it at the table.

4 bone-in pork chops, 1-inch thick
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 Bosc pears, each cored, halved and cut into 6 slices
4 large shallots, each cut into wedges
½ cup red wine
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced (or 2 tablespoons dried thyme)
½ cup apple cider
2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Season chops with salt and pepper. Heat butter and oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops and brown, without moving, for 8-10 minutes each side. Transfer chops to a plate and set aside.

Reduce heat to medium and add pears and shallots. Cook 3-5 minutes, or until softened a bit. Turn up heat to high and stir in wine and thyme; cook until mixture is reduced by half, stirring often. Stir in apple cider and mustard; turn off heat.

Return chops to skillet. Place the skillet in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until chops register 145° F at the center. Serve chops on individual plates with fruit and shallot sauce spooned on top.

Discover more information about
Simple One Pot Meals
in the archived edition of our Nov 2017 email.
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