Roasted pork chops with caramelized pears and thyme

Roasted pork chops with caramelized pears and thyme

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Sandra

“Looking for something to cook on a cozy night in? Try this hearty combination of roasted pork chops and pears.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
25
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
5
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
225 g pork chops
pears
shallots
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
8 sprigs thyme
50 ml orange liqueur
salt
pepper
olive oil (for frying)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • grill pan
  • tongs
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • 1 baking dish

Nutrition per serving

Cal
442
Protein
26g
Fat
20g
Carb
29g

Step 1/4

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Quarter and core pears and slice the quarters into thin slits. Peel and halve the shallots. Set both aside.
  • 2 pears
  • 3 shallots
  • oven
  • cutting board
  • knife

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Quarter and core pears and slice the quarters into thin slits. Peel and halve the shallots. Set both aside.

Step 2/4

Season both sides of the pork chops with salt. Transfer to a hot grill pan and grill on all sides, for approx. 10 min. in total.
  • 225 pork chops
  • salt
  • grill pan
  • tongs

Season both sides of the pork chops with salt. Transfer to a hot grill pan and grill on all sides, for approx. 10 min. in total.

Step 3/4

In a second pan, heat the butter and olive oil and add sliced pears, shallots, and thyme sprigs and sauté for approx. 5 min. Season with salt and pepper. Add the orange liqueur and let simmer for approx. 30 sec. more.
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 50 ml orange liqueur
  • pepper
  • frying pan
  • spatula

In a second pan, heat the butter and olive oil and add sliced pears, shallots, and thyme sprigs and sauté for approx. 5 min. Season with salt and pepper. Add the orange liqueur and let simmer for approx. 30 sec. more.

Step 4/4

Place the pears in the bottom of a baking dish and place the pork chops on top. Transfer to a preheated oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 20 min. Remove and let the chops rest at least 5 min. before serving. Enjoy!
  • oven
  • 1 baking dish

Place the pears in the bottom of a baking dish and place the pork chops on top. Transfer to a preheated oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 20 min. Remove and let the chops rest at least 5 min. before serving. Enjoy!