Friday, October 3, 2008

Pork Chops with Gorgonzola and Pears

Pork chops can be prepared in so many delicious ways, it's impossible to pick a favorite! This dish is frequently used in my home because of the nice mixture of flavors the fruit and cheese bring to the pork chops. Aftrer a meal this satisfying, you won't even want dessert!
Pork Chop Recipe Photo
  • 4 pork chops, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
  • Sea salt, kosher salt, or salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium ripe pears, peeled, cored; each pear cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or apple juice
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 8 oz. creamy Gorgonzola or blue cheese, cut up
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Additional Gorgonzola cheese, cut into chunks
Sprinkle pork chops with salt. In a 12-inch skillet cook pork chops in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn chops and cook 5 minutes more or until browned and juices run clear (160 degrees F). Transfer chops to a serving platter. Drain fat from skillet. In same skillet cook pear wedges in butter over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until browned, turning once. Add pears to platter. For sauce, add wine and cream to skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, 1 to 2 minutes until slightly thickened. Add the 8 ounces Gorgonzola; whisk until cheese is almost melted. Remove from heat. Serve with pork and pears. Sprinkle with pepper; serve with additional cheese. Makes 4 servings.
Source:Pork Chops, Cheese and Fruit

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