Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat large skillet over med-high heat. Pan-sear pork chops in butter or olive oil for 3-4 minutes per side, then remove to a plate. Add chopped apple to skillet and saute til beginning to soften. Add brown sugar, cider, thyme leaves and cream to apples and cook til flavors come together. Return pork chops to skillet, cover, and continue cooking til chops are hot and cooked through completely.