Maple-Pecan Pork Chops



4 boneless pork loin chops, cut ¾-inch thick (about 1 pound)
Salt and black pepper
4 Tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
2 Tablespoon maple-flavored syrup
cup chopped pecans, toasted


1. Sprinkle both sides of chops with salt and pepper.

2. In a 12-inch skillet cook chops in 1 Tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat for 9 to 13 minutes or until juices run clear (160°F) turning once.

3. Transfer chops to a serving platter.

4. In a small bowl combine the remaining butter and the syrup.

5. Spread butter mixture evenly over chops.

6. Let stand for 1 minute or until melted.

7. Sprinkle with pecans.

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