I made these pork chops at a friends house and used whatever ingredients were on hand. They turned out so good, I had to record the recipe.
2 1 1/2" center cut pork chops
1 large apple
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons honey
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons butter
Core the apple and slice it crosswise into 1" rings. Combine OJ, pepper, ginger, thyme, honey, and 3 tablespoons olive oil. Marinade the apples in the OJ mixture and refrigerate 1-4 hours.
Preheat oven 450*F
In a hot (oven proof) saute pan, on medium high heat, pour in the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Salt and pepper the pork chops liberally and place in the hot pan. Do not move the chops until they have formed a dark crust on them, about 4 minutes. Turn the chops over and fry another 4 minutes, until its browned on the other side as well.
Place the entire pan in preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until they are slightly pink in center. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and tent them with foil. Let them rest for 5-10 minutes.
Turn oven to broil (or use a grill pan on stove top) and remove apples from marinade (reserve marinade). Brown apple rings on both sides under broiler.
Meanwhile, pour off most of the fat in the saute pan, and place it on the stove top on medium high heat. Pour the apple marinade in the pan and scrape up bits left from the chops. Bring to a boil, add the vinegar and reduce it by half.
Remove it from heat and stir in the butter.
To serve, place 1 or 2 apple rings on each chop and drizzle the sauce over it.