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Cajun Pork Chops with Honey, Apple & Raisin Chutney

 

 

Boneless center cut pork loin chops dredged in cajun seasonings; then pan seared and topped with a honey, apple and raisin chutney.

Boneless center cut pork loin chops dredged in cajun seasonings; then pan seared and topped with a honey, apple and raisin chutney.

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My family loves pork chops; especially the boneless center cut kind. For us, they truly are the “other white meat”. I like them because they’re also a healthier cut of pork than some of the others, though if cooked too long they can become a bit dry. Since we don’t eat a lot of beef or seafood, most of our main meals consist of chicken, turkey or pork so I’m always looking for new recipe ideas.

Cajun Pork Chops with Honey, Apple & Raisin ChutneyI recently noticed that Applebee’s had a new item on their menu, but haven’t had a chance to try it myself. It was a pork chop with chutney, but when I looked at how they described it online, I knew I’d be able to replicate something like it without even tasting it. Technically, this isn’t a copycat recipe; however this recipe for Cajun Pork Chops with Honey, Apple & Raisin Chutney may just be one of my new favorite dinner recipes!

Boneless center cut pork loin chops dredged in cajun seasonings; then pan seared and topped with a honey, apple and raisin chutney.

First, for those of you unfamiliar with what a chutney is, it is a spicy condiment that originated in India that is made with either fruits or vegetables that have been combined with vinegar, spices, and sugar. For this recipe I chose to use sweet Honeycrisp apples, honey , cider vinegar and raisins, but first I coated the boneless pork chops with cajun seasoning.

Since I generally don’t use a lot of spicy seasonings, I used McCormick’s already combined cajun seasoning; however you can make your own by following this recipe.

Cajun Pork Chops with Honey, Apple & Raisin Chutney

To make this recipe, first coat the pork chops with the cajun seasoning; then add them to a large stainless steel frying pan that has been heated with some oil. Do not use a nonstick pan as you will be putting the entire pan in the oven. Brown the pork chops 3-5 minutes per side until they form a nice brown crust; then place them in a preheated 425°F oven until they are cooked through to your liking (minimum 145°F).

Boneless center cut pork loin chops dredged in cajun seasonings; then pan seared and topped with a honey, apple and raisin chutney.

I prefer ours more on the medium well side so mine were in the oven for about 7 minutes. I depends on the thickness of the pork chop you are using. Remove the pan from the oven with a pot holder or dish towel and place on top of the stove, keeping the handle covered. We don’t want a repeat of what I did a couple of months ago by grabbing the hot handle causing 2nd degree burns on the palm of my hand!

Cajun Pork Chops with Honey, Apple & Raisin ChutneyWhile the pork is cooking, combine diced apples, honey, vinegar and raisins in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat for approximately 10 minutes until the apples and raisins start to soften. Place the chutney on top of each pork chop and serve. The combination of spicy from the cajun seasoning and the sweet and sour taste of the chutney was truly a terrific combination.

Trust me. I don’t like spicy foods and the chutney really toned down the heat.  These Cajun Pork Chops with Honey, Apple & Raisin Chutney is ready in under 30 minutes; which makes it a perfect meal to add to your weeknight dinner rotation. ~Enjoy!

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Cajun Pork Chops with Honey, Apple & Raisin Chutney
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Cajun Pork Chops with Honey, Apple & Raisin Chutney
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Boneless center cut pork loin chops dredged in cajun seasonings; then pan seared and topped with a honey, apple and raisin chutney.

Course: Main Entree
Servings: 4
Calories: 373 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
For the Cajun Pork Chops
  • 4- 4(ounce) Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops
  • 1/4 c. Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
For the Honey, Apple & Raisin Chutney
  • 4 Honeycrisp Apples, peeled, cored and small dice
  • 3 tbsp. Honey
  • 2 tbsp. Cider Vinegar
  • 1 c. Raisins
Instructions
For the Cajun Pork Chops
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 

  2. Coat the pork chops with the cajun seasoning; then add them to a large stainless steel frying pan that has been heated with the oil. Do not use a nonstick pan as you will be putting the entire pan in the oven.

  3. Brown the pork chops 3-5 minutes per side until they form a nice brown crust; then place them in the oven until they are cooked through to your liking (minimum 145°F).

  4. Place the prepared chutney on top of each pork chop and serve. 

For the Honey, Apple & Raisin Chutney
  1. Combine the apples, honey, vinegar and raisins in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat for approximately 10 minutes until the apples and raisins start to soften. 

Recipe Notes

 

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Pork Chops with Honey, Apple & Raisin Chutney
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 1776mg 74%
Potassium 398mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 45g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 5%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional information is based on specific ingredients and products used in this recipe and was calculated by MyFitnessPal.com; which may not be 100% accurate. 

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