Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Peachy Pork Chops


We are back from Graves Mountain and had a terrific time. The weather on Friday was beautiful and still warm enough that you didn't even need a sweater. Luckily we decided to take the nightime hayride that night instead of Saturday because by Saturday it was cooling down. The hayride at night was really nice. They take you out into a large field where there is a huge bonfire. You get to toast marshmallows and make smores. Who can resist that? We also saw 2 shooting stars in the sky. The night sky is so clear in the mountains and there are tons of stars we normally can't even see. On Saturday we went to the apple festival the lodge has every year and visited all the craft booths and listened to bluegrass bands (my husband's favorite). We snacked on fresh apple donuts when we weren't eating large homestyle meals at the lodge. I think I put on 5 pounds and I'm not happy about that! Why is it that it's so easy to gain weight but not easy to lose it? Of course the recipes I cook don't help either....Oh and I brought back a ton of apples! I'll be baking with them the next few days (weeks) to you will be seeing plenty of apple recipes!

This is similar to a recipe I saw on Allrecipes that was made with apples instead of peaches. When I made this I did not have any apples so I used peaches since that is what I had on hand and changed it so much that it really is not even the same recipe anymore so I am not going to bother to even link to the original. This is nice for a change and the flavors really blended well. I'd make this again and was surprised how well it turned out. It's very simple too. I served this with rice and poured some of the sauce over the rice and the flavor was very good.

5 pork chops (cutlets would work well too) about 1/2 to 3/4 in thick
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar (divided)
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
1 stick butter
1 can peach pie filling (Comstock is very good for this)

Preheat over to 325 degrees F.

Brush pork chops with oil and cook over medium high heat in a large skillet for 5 to 6 minutes until nicely browned. Transfer to baking pan.

In the same skillet melt one stick of butter. Add peaches, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg. Mix together well and when warmed, pour over pork chops in baking pan. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown sugar over pork chops and bake additional 15 minutes uncovered.

17 comments:

Heather said...

yummy! i love fruits with pork!!

Katy ~ said...

I am smacking my lips just imagining how delicious this combination of flavors is. I love fruit and pork together. This sounds terrific!!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

YUM! I love that you used the peaches instead of apple. What wonderful flavor combinations you had with this meal. Sounds like a great trip. I can't wait to see all your apple recipes.

Coleen's Recipes said...

Oh man, this sounds so good.

Emily said...

I love pork chops with sweet fruit or sauces. Looks fantastic!

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! I'm terribly jealous.

Denise said...

Pork always goes great with fruit...love it

Manggy said...

Hah! You must have been praying for more apples when you made this- now you have entirely too much, hee hee :) Delicious!

Palidor said...

Sounds like you had a great time! The pork looks wonderful. Nice contrast between savory and sweet.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I think this combo sounds so delicious together! And your weekend sounds so fun!

Ingrid said...

That peach sauce looks good. I really like sweet with my pork.

Good job on changing things up!
~ingrid

Cheryl said...

I am so glad you had a good time! I love anything with fruit, sounds and looks yummy!

teresa said...

what a wonderful weekend! i'm loving these porkchops, mouthwatering!

Mary said...

This sounds really good. Pork and peaches were made for each other.

Monica H said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I'm a little jealous :-)

I love the sweet and savory combo- yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

The sweet peaches sound great with pork. Looks delicious!

Pam said...

I am glad you had fun in the mountains. These pork chops look and sound amazing!

Muse in the Kitchen said...

Peaches and pork sounds like a great combination!