Pork Chops Topped with Spiced Pears

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Pork Chops Topped with Spiced Pears

Prep Time17 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Course: Main Course
Diet: Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Main Protein: Pork
Cooking Method: Skillet
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 ripe pears peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 2 lb. boneless center-cut pork chops 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag
  • 1 medium (quart) freezer bag

For cooking:

  • 1 tsp. olive oil

Instructions

Assembly instructions:

  • Peel, de-seed, and chop the pears.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the prepared pears, 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the nutmeg.
  • Cook, stir and mash the pears continuously until the "sauce" is thick and the pears are tender. This will take about 7-9 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Allow it to cool while you prepare the pork chops.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining cinnamon, salt, paprika, and pepper.
  • Rub the spice mixture over the pork.
  • Place the pork in a large resealable freezer-safe bag or a silicone reusable freezer bag. Seal.
  • Place the spiced pear topping in a medium-sized freezer bag and seal.
  • Staple the medium bag to the one containing the pork chops. Be sure to staple above the seal to avoid leaks.

Cooking instructions:

  • Take the bag duo out of the freezer to thaw.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook them until well browned and cooked through, about 6 minutes on each side. Top with the sauce and cover for a minute to allow the sauce to warm.
  • Serve. Sprinkle with a bit of parsley if desired.