Grilled Pork Chops with Maple Butter


  • 1 teaspoon minced green onion
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 large cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 8 pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In a saucepan, sauté green onion in 1 tablespoon butter.

  • 2

    Add apple juice; cook until reduced by half. Add cream, syrup, salt, and pepper; again, cook until reduced by half and mixture is caramel-like.

  • 3

    Add remaining butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring until melted.

  • 4

    In a skillet, cook apples, onion, butter, and brown sugar over medium heat for 3 minutes or until onion is crisp and tender and apples are softened; set aside.

  • 5

    Sprinkle chops with pepper. Brush each side with oil. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 7 minutes per side or until juices run clear.

  • 6

    Rewarm maple butter and glazed apples. Divide apples between four plates; top each with two chops and a fourth of the maple butter. Sprinkle with pecans. Serves 4.

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