French Cut Pork Chops with Cranberry Apple Glaze
By The Gourmet Farm Girl
3 – 3 ½ pounds French Cut Pork Chops (left whole)
2 cup apple juice (divided)
3 cups fresh cranberries
3 cups fresh apples (Gala or Macintosh)
¼ cup brown sugar
½ stick butter
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Spray a roaster with cooking oil and place pork (skin side up) in pan; pour 1 cup apple juice around meat and place in oven for 45-50 minutes till internal temperature reaches 150-155 degrees; remove and let rest for 8-10 minutes before slicing.(Pork will continue to cook with residual heat)
While meat is in the oven; rinse cranberries under cold water; chop apples into bite size pieces (leaving skins on) Melt the butter in a medium size sauté pan over medium heat; add the apples and cranberries. Cook for 6-7 minutes till fruit begins to tender; gradually add the apple juice and sugar and continue to cook till the moisture reduces and begins to thicken 8- 10 minutes; reduce heat to simmer; add the cinnamon and continue to cook for an additional 5-7 minutes to enhance flavor.
Remove from heat and let sit till pork is ready.
Remove pork from roaster and slice into individual chops; layer on serving platter and pour the cranberry apple sauce over the top; serve immediately.