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!

Crockpot Paleo Applesauce

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After apple picking, I always have tons of apples sitting on my kitchen counter that I am expected to turn into yumminess. In my pre-paleo days, I would bake up a bunch of apple pies. I just don’t really feel that motivated for paleo pie making for some reason, but this applesauce is a win-win. It is a super easy one to make, PLUS it makes your house smell like you have been baking a bunch of apple pies!

My kids LOVE this applesauce. It is sweeter than their usual all-natural, unsweetened applesauce, so I serve it as dessert. You could also eliminate the sugar and make an unsweetened applesauce for snacks!

Crockpot Paleo Applesauce

This is so easy!

Ingredients:

  • approx. 20 apples
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Peel, core, and dice apples (or use an apple peeler/corer)
  2. Throw the apples in your crockpot and top with sugar and spices.
  3. Cook on high for 3 hours (or until you can mash everything up into applesauce)
  4. Enjoy!….I told you it was easy!