I took a gamble making this because Tim tells me “the only way I like pork chops is burned on the grill”. Ewwww! My gamble paid off. Tim liked the chops and they were no where near burnt, but were moist and delicious with a sauce that says “more”!
1 tablespoon butter
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese at room
2 thick cut pork chops
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
3 tablespoons dry sherry
1/8 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
|1.||To make the apple stuffing: In a saute pan or skillet on medium heat, melt the butter and saute thyme, 1/2 cup chopped apples, salt and pepper together until the apples are completely softened; about 15 to 20 minutes.|
|2.||Place the apple mixture in a bowl and mix in 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese. The cheese should liquefy into the stuffing within a couple of minutes.|
|3.||To prepare the pork chops: Butterfly the pork chops by slicing them parallel to the plane of the chop from the fat side to the bone. Stuff each one with about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the apple mixture.|
|4.||Grill on pre-heated grill. approximately 8-10 minutes per side depending on thickness.|
|5.||To make the sauce: Heat the oil in a saute pan or skillet on medium heat, then saute the garlic until lightly browned and remove; saute 1/2 cup chopped apples for 10 minutes and add the cheese until slightly melting. Immediately add the sherry, let cook for a minute until combined, then add the cream and 1/4 cup of the apple cider, and pepper. Stir until well blended. Stir occasionally and reduce the liquid on medium high heat until the sauce begins to toast/caramelize and turn darker brown. Add the remaining 1/4 cup apple cider, and continue reducing until there is just 1/4 to 1/2 cup of thick liquid remaining.|
Adapted from: allrecipes.com
That looks amazing Cheryl I love apple and pork together. Yum! 🙂
Thanks Anne. I really liked it. The Gorgonzola can be a bit overpowering so I reduced the amount in the sauce. Yummy!
Looks tasty! Love the photos.
Thanks! It was good and something I will make again.
Oh, yum! I bet that sauce is perfect with the apples and pork.
Yes, that is what I was saying – I loved this!
Love this idea and can’t wait to try. Beautiful post!!
Thanks so much Dan – I hope you like it!