Preheat the oven to 400.
Heat a large oven safe skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil when hot and swirl to coat pan.
Meanwhile, pat the pork chops dry. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika.
Sear 4 to 5 minutes, until a good crust forms. Flip and quickly add 3 tablespoon butter and garlic to the pan. Carefully, with an oven mitt, tilt the pan and spoon the melting butter garlic sauce over the chops.
Place in the oven and cook 5 to 7 minutes longer until an instant-read thermometer temps at 145.
Remove from heat, brush with a bit of the maple and grind a healthy portion of freshly ground black pepper over each cover with foil, and rest 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in the same pan, add the remaining maple and butter and stir, scraping up and browned bits. Simmer for a minute or two, just to mix everything together and serve as a pan sauce alongside the chops.