5 from 3 votes
Brie & Apple Smothered Chops
Smothered Pork Chops with Brie, Apples, and Bacon
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
37 mins
 

A recipe for bone-in, center rib pork chops smothered in brie, apples, and bacon.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 536 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
Ingredients
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 4 thick-cut (about 1"- 1 1/4" thick) bone-in, center rib chops
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons TAK House Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tart, crisp red apples, peeled and thinly sliced such as Jazz, Honey Crisp, or Pink Lady
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • Pinch ground allspice
  • 4 ounces brie, rind removed and cut into small cubes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and have ready a large rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Add the bacon to a cast iron skillet or a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sauté until crispy, 6-8 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel, and remove the skillet from the heat. Set bacon aside until ready to use.

  3. Spoon all but a thin layer of bacon grease from the pan, and set aside until ready to use.

  4. Pat the excess moisture away from the pork chops using a paper towel. Drizzle chops evenly with canola oil, and sprinkle with TAK House Seasoning. Rub to evenly disperse across the pork chops on both sides.

  5. Return the pan to medium-high heat and allow the bacon grease to come to temperature. Without overcrowding the pan and searing in batches if necessary, sear the pork chops 2 minutes on each side. Transfer pork chops to the rimmed baking sheet.

  6. Add the apples to pan and sauté about 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the brown sugar, sage, ginger, salt and allspice, and stir to combine. Cook for 2 minutes more, until the sugar thickly coats the apples and they have completely softened.

  7. Disperse half of the cooked apples across each pork chop, top with brie, bacon, and finally, the remaining apples.

  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the center of the chop reaches an internal temperature of 150°. Remove from the oven, and allow to rest 10 minutes. Seve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Brie is much easier to cut when very cold. Put it in the freezer about 15 minutes before you begin the cooking process to make removing the rind and cutting into cubes easier.

Nutrition Facts
Smothered Pork Chops with Brie, Apples, and Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 536 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 661mg29%
Potassium 340mg10%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.