Pork Chops with Spiced Apples

Ingredients:

Pork Chops:

4 boneless pork chop loins (about 1-inch thick)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 sprigs rosemary
8 sprigs of thyme

Pork Brine:

¼ cup kosher salt
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
2 cups of warm water

Pork Spice Mix:

½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/16 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Spiced Apples:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced (1/8-inch), about 2 cups
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
2 Fuji apples, thinly sliced (1/8-inch), about 3 cups
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon apple jelly (or apricot jelly)
1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 slices cooked bacon, chopped
1/16 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/16 teaspoon ground ginger
1/16 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

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