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    Pork Chops with Apples Recipe

    Published February 22, 2020. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    Pork Chops with apples is an incredible combination of delicious savory and sweet flavors that make for the easiest and best weeknight meal.

    skillet of cooked pork chops with roasted apples

    There’s nothing like delicious perfectly pan-seared thick-cut pork chops.  They’re flavorful and when the cooked right is extremely tender and juicy.  Pork, in general, is such a fantastic protein that is fairly inexpensive, easy to cook and has amazing flavor.

    If you love these apple pork chops, then you’ll love my Maple Glazed Pork as well.  Serve it up with some Vegetables and Brown Rice, Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Au Gratin Potatoes.

    Can I Use Another Cut of Pork

    You can 100% use a different cut other than the pork chops I used.  Some more great cuts would include:

    • Loin
    • Tenderloin
    • Rib Chop

    What Apples Go Best With Pork?

    This is a little subjective to what you are looking for.  If you like tart apples then use these:

    • Granny Smith
    • McIntosh
    • Pink Lady

    If you prefer sweet baked apples then use these:

    • Fuji
    • Gala
    • Ambrosia
    • Honey Crisp
    cooked pork chops with oven roasted sweet apples

    Why Do You Serve Apples With Pork

    The most important reason is that it compliments it so well.  The flavor and acid in fruit always work well and cuts with pork perfectly.  You could use peaches, apricots, cherries, it doesn’t matter, it’ll work.

    What’s a Good Side Dish for Pork Chops With Apples

    Here are a few good side dishes to serve up with pork chops with apples:

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    How to Reheat: Add the pork chops with apples to a pan with a lid and bake in the oven at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until hot.

    Make-Ahead: It is best to serve this recipe as soon as it’s ready, but you can make it up to 1 day ahead of time, simply keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to reheat and serve.

    How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

    Chef Billy Parisi

    chef notes + tips

    • I personally enjoy a combination of tart and sweet apples when making them, but feel free to use what you like.
    bone in pork chop with sliced cooked apples

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    Pork Chops with Apples Recipe

    5 from 3 votes
    Pork Chops with apples is an incredibly combination of delicious savory and sweet flavors that make for the easiest and best weeknight meal.
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 45 minutes
    Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 4 thick cut bone in pork chops
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 4-6 sprigs fresh thyme
    • ½ recipe baked apples
    • sea salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • Make the ½ recipe for baked apples and keep warm.
    • Season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper.
    • Add the olive oil to a large frying pan over high heat and once it begins to lightly smoke, add in the pork chops and turn the head down to medium-high heat.
    • Add in the butter and thyme and cook for 7-8 minutes per side or until golden brown and the desired internal temperature is achieved.
    • Rest the pork for 3-4 minutes before serving with the baked apples.

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    • How to Reheat: Add the pork chops and apples to a pan with a lid and bake in the oven at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until hot.
    Make-Ahead: It is best to serve this recipe as soon as it’s ready, but you can make it up to 1 day ahead of time, simply keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to reheat and serve.
    How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
    I personally enjoy a combination of tart and sweet apples when making them, but feel free to use what you like.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 520kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 30gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 1009mgFiber: 9gSugar: 58gVitamin A: 145IUVitamin C: 14.3mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 1.5mg
    Course: dinner, lunch, Main, side, Side Dish
    Cuisine: American