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Pan-Fried Pork Chop with Apple Compote



  1. Make the compote: In a small saucepan, combine all compote ingredients and set over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, 35 to 45 minutes, or until a sauce-like consistency is reached and apples and onions are soft.
  3. Meanwhile, make the pork chops: Preheat the oven to 400°F and place a heavy baking tray in the middle rack. In a heavy, cast-iron pan, melt the coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Season the chops on all sides with salt and pep- per. Place in hot pan and sear for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to oven and allow to cook for approximately 10 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into thickest part of chop reads 145°F.
  5. Serve compote over pork chops.