One of my favorite food combinations is pork and apples. During Austin Restaurant Week, I tried Perry's Steakhouse's famous pork chop and apple sauce and it totally changed my perspective on pork chops. An apple butter smothered pork loin made into the regular rotation last year and when I saw this recipe on The Pioneer Woman Cooks, I knew I had to try it! I made it a couple weeks ago with some very positive feedback from David and my taste buds. This can get a little pricey if you go for the real maple syrup like I did, but I thought it was worth the investment.
So when I mentioned that I was thinking about making it for dinner on Monday, it quickly went from a dinner for two to a dinner for six. Thankfully, it's really simple to adjust to different quantities. And the recipe itself is easy- the most time consuming part was chopping up the apples and making my side dishes. The sauce for this dish is such a perfect combination of savory and sweet and it was perfect for keeping leftovers flavorful and moist.
Ten points to anyone who knows which HIMYM character hated the word moist!
I served mine with loaded mashed potatoes, crispy green beans, mushrooms and garlic bread. This is a meal sure to impress, whether you're hosting a dinner party or... watching The Cowboys like us...
Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman