Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
Season your chops with salt and pepper. Add your chops to the pan when the oil is close to smoking. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until well browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
Reduce heat to medium and melt you butter in the same pan and add fennel and shallots. Cook for about 5 minutes. Then, add you hard cider, apple cider vinegar & sugar. Cook until sauce has reduced by 1/2 for about 10 minutes.
Add you apples and sage and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Then, add your pork chops back to the back and cook for another 5 minutes (or until cooked throughly) until warm and fragrant.
Place your pork chops on a plate and pour fennel, sage and apple mix on top and drizzle remaining sauce over them. Serve immediately.