Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops
2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, divided
4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
4 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add pork chops; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145 degrees. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
Remove chops; keep warm. Add apples, pecans, brown sugar mixture and remaining butter to pan; cook and stir until apples are tender. Serve with chops.
Pumpkin Pie Cake
2 cups and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup canola oil
½ cup egg substitute
2 large eggs
1 (15 ounce) can unsweetened pumpkin
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted
Preheat oven to 350°.
To prepare cake, coat 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. Dust pans evenly with 2 tablespoons flour.
Combine 1 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and oil in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended. Add egg substitute and eggs; beat until well blended. Add pumpkin, beating until blended.
Lightly spoon 2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, beating just until blended. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove cake from pans; cool completely on wire rack.
To prepare frosting, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until blended (do not overbeat). Add juice, stirring until blended.
Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate. Spread 1 cup frosting over layer, and top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top of cake. Sprinkle with pecans.