Pan Roasted Pork Chops with Easy Pear Chutney

2 pears of your choice

3 scallions, white and light greens, roughly chopped

2 T. apple cider vinegar

1 T. brown sugar

2 t. butter

1/4 t. ginger paste

1/2 t. cinnamon

pinch of kosher salt

pinch of crushed red pepper 

2 boneless, loin chops

2 t. olive oil

Peel, core and dice the pears. Place in a microwave safe bowl along with the scallions, vinegar, brown sugar, butter, ginger, cinnamon, salt and red pepper flakes.  Cover and microwave for 1 minute on high heat.  Stir and return, covered to microwave for another 10 minutes.  Take from oven, remove lid, stir and set aside.

Place the olive oil in an oven safe skillet over high heat.  Season the chops liberally with salt and pepper.  When the oil is shimmering, add the chops and sear for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Flip the chops over and place the pan into a preheated 400* oven for 15-20 minutes until an internal temperature of 145* is reached.  Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.  Plate and top with the Pear Chutney.