Fall flavors of pork, pears, and apple cider come alive in this cast iron skillet recipe

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a 12-inch cast-iron skillet heat oil over medium-high. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper. Add chops to skillet; cook 8 minutes or until browned, turning once. Transfer to oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145°F. Remove chops; cover and keep warm. Drain off liquid.

  • In skillet bring cider to boiling over medium heat, scraping up any crusty brown bits. Stir in butter until melted. Add garlic, fennel seeds, and cinnamon; cook and stir 1 minute or until fragrant. Add sliced fennel; cook 5 to 7 minutes or just until tender, stirring occasionally. Add pears; cook 5 minutes more or until pears are tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally.

  • Serve chops with pear mixture. Top with fennel fronds.

Nutrition Facts

416 calories; 21 g total fat; 9 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 111 mg cholesterol; 499 mg sodium. 753 mg potassium; 21 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 35 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 723 IU vitamin a; 10 mg vitamin c; 1 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 11 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 17 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 101 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;