Fall is definitely here, there’s a nip in the air and for us we like eating comfort food. We also happen to have an abundance of apples! We have one tree in our backyard called Regent (which is an University of Minnesota developed apple introduced in 1964). And this year that one tree has produced over 250 apples. Quite the harvest! When we moved to the midwest from upstate New York, we knew we wanted a tree and needed one that would do well in our growing zone. We were pleasantly surprised at the many varieties that were developed at the U of M with the Regent getting rave reviews.
So far we have had apple crisp, pies and of course just eating them plain. I decided it was time to use them in a savory dish and pork chops was a no-brainer!
- 4 thick cut pork chops
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp dried sage leaves
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons soft butter
- 4 peeled and sliced apples (I used Regent)
- 1 cup panko crumbs
Panko crumbs are my new favorite to use as a bread coating – so crispy and bake up nice. And of course the apples baked with the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice was the best!