Apple Bacon Pork Chops

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I love fall! I know I’m not the only one…every blog I have been reading lately seems to talk about this love of fall. If I let myself think about the fact that fall is a pre-cursor to winter, I start to get depressed. So that’s why i prefer to live in the here and now, and in present time…fall is awesome! You get to change your wardrobe, decorations, and even your cooking.
I love fall recipes! Pumpkin, apples, cinnamon- these are all favorite cooking ingredients for me. This recipe mixes apples with bacon!!! Shut the front door! I have yet to find a recipe that includes bacon that I didn’t like really…

Apple Bacon Pork Chops

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 pork chops
  • thyme
  • garlic powder
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • maple syrup
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • cinnamon
  • 1 lb bacon, cubed
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 apples, peeled,cored and thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with thyme, garlic powder, cinnamon, and sea salt and pepper (I didn’t measure just sprinkle on top of all the chops)
  2. Drizzle maple syrup and olive oil over the chops (again, I didn’t measure). Then rub on the chops.
  3. Let chops marinade for at least an hour
  4. Heat grill to medium. Once heated, place chops on grill
  5. While chops are on the grill, cook up your sliced bacon until it is almost crispy.
  6. Add shallots and cook until soft and translucent. Then add your apple slices and cook until soft.
  7. Serve pork chops with apple/ bacon mixture on top. Yum!

Paleo Apple Crumble

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Paleo Apple Crumble by Northwest Cavegirls

I like a good dessert that basically bakes itself…it is hard to find them (especially Paleo versions). Here is one- are you ready? I made this in the crockpot in 2 hours! That’s right dessert- crockpot- 2 hours! The original recipe’s directions call for baking it in the oven, but I just threw my apples tossed in cinnamon in the bottom of a crockpot. I did add 1 tablespoon of bottom cut into pieces to the apple mixture. Then cover it with you topping and let it cook on low for about 2 hours! How easy is that!

Note: The recipe calls for honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar. I would stick to honey or maple syrup. Agave nectar has some nasty stuff in it and isn’t good for you at all! Just my 2 cents! :)