Hello fall! Can you feel the temps cooling and the air getting crisp? While I adore summer, I enjoy the change that autumn brings. There are so many family traditions that we do every single September and October to celebrate the changing season. In addition to visiting the pumpkin patch, carving pumpkins, jumping in leaves, and lingering out back around a bonfire, we also every single year without fail take a trip to a local orchard to pick apples. It is certainly a highlight of the season.
After I recover from sticker shock of three bags of bounty, we return home with way too many apples and I’m always pressed with what to do with them before they start to go bad. I make my share of sweets like apple cake, apple crisp, apple sauce, apple pie, apple waffles, and apple muffins. I had just about had my fill of sweet apple concoctions, but we still had a few apples to eat, so I searched for savory preparations of apples.
In my search, I came across porkchops with applesauce and bacon. I thought the bacon and apple combination was a fabulous idea but wasn’t too wild about the applesauce. I dabbled with the combination of tart and sweet apples, carmelized onions, and salty bacon. What’s not to like?
This meal is a must have for fall in my opinion. Drizzle it with a little honey and maybe even some balsamic vinegar, and you have yourself a winner that takes less than thirty minutes to make. Serve with some greens or a side salad for a quick and easy complete meal.