Pork Chops with Apples and Cream
Season pork with salt and pepper. In an extra-large skillet cook pork chops in hot oil over medium-high heat 2 minutes, turning once. Transfer pork to a plate. Add apples to skillet. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Season with salt. Remove apples to plate with pork.Advertisement
Reduce heat to medium. Add shallots and butter to skillet; cook 3 minutes. Add garlic and sage sprigs; cook 30 seconds. Add the 2 Tbsp. vinegar, stirring to scrape up browned bits from bottom of pan. Add cider; bring to a simmer. Return pork chops and their juices to pan; reduce heat to low. Cover and gently simmer about 10 minutes or until pork is done (145°F), adding the apples the last 5 minutes of cooking. Transfer pork and apples to a plate.
Increase heat to medium-high. Simmer about 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by about half. Whisk in cream, mustard, chopped sage, and the remaining 1/2 tsp. vinegar. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes more or until slightly thickened. Return pork and apples to skillet to coat.