Pork Chops with Pumpkin and Apples

ORK – 4 bone-in pork chops about 1/2-¾ thick – 2 cloves garlic minced – 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped very fine (or 1/2 teaspoon dried), could also use sage – 1 teaspoon kosher salt – ½ teaspoon black pepper – 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil – juice of 1 lime PUMPKIN + APPLES – 1 2-3 pound pumpkin, peeled & chopped into one inch pieces (or use butternut squash) – 1 medium apple peeled, cored and cubed – 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil – 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen cranberries, don't thaw if frozen – ½ tsp salt – ½ tsp pepper – 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon DRESSING: – ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil extra-virgin olive oil – 1 ½ Tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar – 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard – 1 teaspoon maple syrup omit for Whole30 – 2 tablespoons fresh herbs finely minced (sage, thyme, rosemary)*use just one or combo of all – ½ teaspoon sea salt – ¼ teaspoon black pepper


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Cook time: 25 min

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Pork Chops with Pumpkin and Apples features comforting fall flavors and a pop of color from fresh cranberries. The thin bone-in pork chips grill up in minutes and go perfectly with the side dish of roasted pumpkin, apples, cranberries and sage. A quick and healthy weeknight dinner that is elegant enough for the holidays!

Can cranberries be roasted? Yes, definitely! The fresh cranberries get roasted along side the apples and pumpkin. It’s an amazing cooking method for the cranberries. You could even roast them on their own.

Marinade pork chops In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lime juice, maple syrup, and coconut aminos. Pour the mixture over the pork chops and seal the bag. Squeeze the bag on all sides to get the mixture to completely cover the pork chops. How do you cook roasted pumpkin with cranberries To make this side dish of roasted pumpkin with apples and  cranberries, roast the pumpkin and apples in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper.


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