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Grilled Pork Chops with Spiced Pears

Grilled Pork Chops with Spiced Pear Sauce

Servings 8


Pork Rub

  • 1 1/2 pounds pork chops 1/2 inch thick, about 8-10 chops
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Pear Sauce

  • 3 pears peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • kosher salt to taste


Pork Chops

  • Mix together pork rub ingredients and taste. Coat each pork chop with the rub on each side.
  • Let the pork chops sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes before grilling.
  • Heat up grill pan to medium heat.
  • Grill on 3 minutes on one side. Flip. Grill for 2 minutes on the other side.
  • Remove from heat and let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Pear Sauce

  • Combine all ingredients for pear sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook for about 12 minutes until pears are soft and the sauce has thickened slightly to coat pears.
  • Serve the pork chops with sauce spooned on top.