Sweet Balsamic Pork Chops

Serves 4-8
You'll need: 2 lbs thin cut boneless top loin pork chops, 1.25 cups aged balsamic vinegar, 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, 2 Tbsp honey, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, 1/2 tsp kosher salt, 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, 1 cup apple sauce, 2 Tbsp unsalted butter.

How to prepare: Using a large saute pan (enough to fit 1 layer of the meat) combine the balsamic vinegar, 3 Tbsp butter and honey on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it reduces by 1/3rd the amount (about 3-4 minutes). Combine the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper and mix well in a small bowl. Evenly sprinkle this mixture over the tops of one side of the pork. Evenly place the pork (the unspiced sides) into the balsamic mixture in the saute pan (still medium heat). Let cook in the liquids for about 5-6 minutes. Flip the pork with tongs and allow the other side to cook for an additional 5-6 minutes. Remove from saute pan and place on a serving platter. Pour remaining juices from pan over pork. In a small sauce pan, combine applesauce and remaining butter. Stir on medium heat for about 5 minutes (until butter melts, and sauce is warm). Serve in a sauce dish with a spoon. To plate: Slice pork on a plate and spoon apple/butter sauce on side or on top of pork. Enjoy!

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