Skillet Dijon Pork Chops with Roasted Pears

Hey again, it’s Leigh Ann from My Diary of Us here! Can y’all believe that September is almost over already?! Fall is officially here and I’m getting pretty excited about fall produce and all of the recipe possibilities that come with new goodies that are in season! Pears are one of those fall produce items that I feel like sometimes don’t get enough attention and they totally should! That’s why we have partnered with Superfresh Growers to bring you some delicious pear recipes. This one is stunning enough for entertaining but simple enough for any night of the week! My Skillet Dijon Pork Chops with Thyme and Pears is going to quickly become one of your favorite fall dishes!

organic bartlett pears

This recipe is a twist on a traditional pork chops and applesauce recipe that my dad grew up on, but I took those same ideas to the next level with Superfresh Growers, Organic Bartlett Pears, fresh thyme, and a chop that is tender and full of flavor! It’s definitely a sophisticated version of a classic, but with a rustic cozy feel that is just perfect for fall! I love a good skillet meal and this one is a hit with my whole family, including my almost three year old, and I know your family is going to love it too!

skillet dijon pork chops

If this recipe doesn’t convince you to buy some pears, then I don’t know what will! They really are so delicious on their own, but also perfect for baked goods, savory dishes like this one, and more!! Pears are also full of vitamins like vitamin C, K, and many more so they are great to incorporate into your family’s diet whichever way you choose to do so!

skillet dijon pork chops with bartlett pears

Ease into fall with this gorgeous Skillet Dijon Pork Chops with Thyme and Pears, I can’t wait for you to give it a try! Or try Kelly's pear pitaya fruit leather!

-Leigh Ann

Skillet Dijon Pork Chops with Roasted Pears

Description

Skillet Dijon Pork Chops with Roasted Pears

Ingredients

4  
bone-in pork chops (I prefer about 1" in thickness)
4  
Superfresh Growers' Organic Bartlett Pears (sliced and core removed)
4 tablespoons
Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon
kosher salt
1⁄2 teaspoon
black pepper
1 tablespoon
fresh thyme
1⁄4 cup
chicken stock
2 tablespoons
Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon
honey
1  
large shallot (thinly sliced)
1⁄4 cup
avocado oil
1 tablespoon
avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat 1/4 Cup of Avocado Oil over medium heat in a large oven proof skillet and add sliced shallots while the oil is still room temperature.
  3. Let the shallots slowly brown in the oil until they are crispy, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Take out and drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt when they turn brown.
  4. Drain the oil of that same pan and reheat that skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Rub both sides of the pork chop with dijon mustard and season with salt and pepper.
  6. When skillet is hot place the chops in the pan to sear on both sides for about 5 minutes per side until they have a nice crust that has formed.
  7. Mix together stock, thyme, and apple cider vinegar and then pour into the pan after the chops are seared to deglaze the bottom of the pan.
  8. Place sliced pears over top and around the pork chops and then place into the oven for 20 minutes until pork chops are cooked through.
  9. The last minute of cooking drizzle honey over the top of the chops and pears and turn the broiler on in the oven for 1-2 minutes until the honey caramelized slightly.
  10. To serve top a pork chop with as much cooking liquid in the pan as desired, some pear slices, and a few crispy shallots!
  11. YUM!

Yields 4 Servings