Chipotle Pork Chops with Gouda, Pears, and Cranberries

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I love Gouda cheese, and I love sweet and salty combos. So when I noticed some Gouda while waiting in line at the deli counter, I felt compelled to make dinner with it. Improv cooking can be hit or miss, but this meal was awesome!

Chipotle Pork Chops with Gouda, Pears, and Cranberries

Ingredients:
4 boneless pork chops
Ground chipotle pepper
Coarsely ground black pepper
Coarsely ground salt
Olive oil
8 thin slices of Gouda cheese
4 Bosc pears
Dried cranberries
3-4 T Brown sugar
Cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Thinly slice the pears (no need to skin them) and sauté on medium-low in a pan with olive oil, brown sugar, and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon and dried cranberries.
  2. When the pears begin to soften, change heat to low to keep warm until the pork is ready.
  3. Meanwhile in a separate pan, season pork chops to your liking with salt, pepper, and chipotle pepper and sauté in olive oil.
  4. Immediately after the pork chops are cooked, turn off the heat, top each pork chop with two slices of Gouda cheese, tearing the cheese as needed to fit, and place a lid on the pan to trap the heat in.
  5. When the Gouda has melted on top of the pork chops, serve the pork chops with a generous spoonful of the pear mixture on top.
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