Here’s a fall recipe that is really great for carnivores who are also concerned about weight loss, and weight maintenance.  It’s very simple and quick, too.

Dr. Norris Chumley’s Spiced-Apple Pork Chops
Serves 2

2 center-cut pork chops, with or without bones.
1 or 2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt and pepper
thyme or tarragon sprigs

3 crispy fall sweet apples: Braeburn, Cortland or Empire are great, peeled, cored and chunky-diced
½ cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
½ cup apple cider
¼ cup raisins
dash of cinnamon and cloves

In a saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients and simmer over low heat until reduced to approximately half.  While that’s happening, place the garlic (chopped or from a garlic press) in a saute pan with the olive oil and heat.  Once the garlic is slightly browned, place the pork chops into the skillet, cover and cook until done.  Season with salt and pepper to taste, and add the leaves of the thyme or tarragon.

Add the sauce just prior to serving.

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