I used two different kinds of pears, a Bartlett and a Bosc. I felt that this would lend the chutney some texture and interest.
This is the easiest chutney recipe ever. I adapted it from this recipe found at Food Network website. A few minutes in the microwave, set it aside to cool and start on the chops.
I used boneless pork loin chops. A quick sear on one side, flip them over and finish them off in the oven.
Since I had the oven on anyway, I put some diced butternut squash in to roast as well. It was the perfect side for this dish.
Pan Roasted Pork Chops with Easy Pear Chutney
2 pears of your choice
3 scallions, white and light greens, roughly chopped
2 T. apple cider vinegar
1 T. brown sugar
2 t. butter
1/4 t. ginger paste
1/2 t. cinnamon
pinch of kosher salt
pinch of crushed red pepper
2 boneless, loin chops
2 t. olive oil
Peel, core and dice the pears. Place in a microwave safe bowl along with the scallions, vinegar, brown sugar, butter, ginger, cinnamon, salt and red pepper flakes. Cover and microwave for 1 minute on high heat. Stir and return, covered to microwave for another 10 minutes. Take from oven, remove lid, stir and set aside.
Place the olive oil in an oven safe skillet over high heat. Season the chops liberally with salt and pepper. When the oil is shimmering, add the chops and sear for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Flip the chops over and place the pan into a preheated 400* oven for 15-20 minutes until an internal temperature of 145* is reached. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Plate and top with the Pear Chutney. Print Recipe