Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans

Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans combines sweet peaches and crunchy pecans for a tasty and warming fall entrée. Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans combines sweet peaches and crunchy pecans for a tasty and warming fall entrée.

It may still be fall, but in Wisconsin at least, the well-loved season seems to be leaving us early.  The asters shown below have been gone a full two weeks.  I wish I had snapped a few more pictures.

astersYes, while I would normally expect some lovely, just-past-peak fall colors this weekend, premature cold and gusty winds have already changed the landscape. 

All the more reason for a cozy dinner of Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans.  Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans combines sweet peaches and crunchy pecans for a tasty and warming fall entrée.

In truth I first tried this dish last winter, but made with apples.  At the start of the pandemic lockdown, our family was big into supporting local restaurants with take-out.  One of the more memorable dishes was pork chops with apples and pecans. It was so good I vowed to recreate it myself! Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans combines sweet peaches and crunchy pecans for a tasty and warming fall entrée.

When the time came, however, I decided to use the last of the local peaches instead.  Their cheery color and warm sweetness seemed to suit my fall mood.  And pecans are the perfect complement with their crunch and matching hint of sweetness.  

And if fresh peaches aren’t available, frozen should work great too.

Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans combines sweet peaches and crunchy pecans for a tasty and warming fall entrée.

The dish is super easy but still has a lot of panache. I served it with a salad and some roasted turnips and potatoes to stick with the “easy” theme.  

Happy fall!

Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans

Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans combinesmellow peaches and crunchy pecans for a tasty and warming fall entrée.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tablespoon pecan or other oil, or nonstick spray
  • 4 pork chops
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ - 1/2 cup pecans, chopped and/or halves
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 1 tablespoons raw sugar
  • Thyme for garnish, optional

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 F

Heat an oven proof grill pan on medium high, then brush with pecan (or other) oil or spray with nonstick spray.

Season the chops with salt and pepper, then add too hot skillet. When brown on the bottom side, flip chops.

Add peach slices to pan and move pan to oven. Put nuts in a separate pan to toast and also put into the oven.

Bake until pork reaches145 F, about 5-10 minutes, depending on thickness.

Remove pan, add peach slices. Sprinkle them with sugar and dot with butter.

To plate, place pork chops on plates, stir peaches in pan to mix in sugar and butter. Distribute between the 4 chops. Sprinkle with toasted pecans.

Garnish with thyme sprigs if desired. Serve immediately.

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16 thoughts on “Pork Chops with Peaches and Pecans

  1. Audrey

    Oooh, I bet the peach with the pecan and pork was a delicious flavor combination. I’m sorry Mother Nature was a grouch and rushed your Fall colors.

    1. Inger Post author

      Thanks Audrey. At least we’re getting a little break from the cold weather this week!

  2. Juliana

    Delicious pork chops and I am loving the idea of peaches and pecans…the combination of flavors and textures sounds divine…thanks for the inspiration Inger.
    Have a wonderful week ahead!

  3. Raymund

    Ohhh those peaches add a nice touch to that perfectly cooked chops, I love the complementing flavours and textures on this dish!

    1. Inger Post author

      Yes indeed David–local, pastured pork (plus never fed corn or soy). Yum without guilt!

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