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Pork Chops with apples is an incredible combination of delicious savory and sweet flavors that make for the easiest and best weeknight meal.
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:
- 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
- Pink Lady
If you prefer sweet baked apples then use these:
- Honey Crisp
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 notes + tips
- I personally enjoy a combination of tart and sweet apples when making them, but feel free to use what you like.
More Amazing Pork Recipes
- Ham Green Beans and Potato Stew
- Grilled Pork Chops
- Smoked Pork Shoulder Recipe
- Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs
- Pork Milanese
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Pork Chops with Apples Recipe
- 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
- 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.
Delicious and easy to make. Knowing optional cuts and types of apples makes it a versatile recipe for whatever is on hand or available locally and keeps expenses in your budget range, whatever that may be. The family loved it!
I’ve always loved the taste of apples with pork, mom used to serve apple sauce with porkchops, but I will be changing it up and making it this way now it is really good.
It’s a great combo!
Quite literally the yummiest thing I’ve ever eaten! We always use ant extra apples to eat with some ice cream as well. This is a pork chop recipe you have to make!
Thank you so much!
Wonderful recipe. I appreciate that Chef Billy gives suggestions for other cuts of meat, types of apples, etc. I served this with smashed parmesan potatoes. Yum!
This is an amazing dish to make and serve to guests!
I made it with a Berkshire pork …. Which just made it over the top,
This was a great and easy recipe. My daughter and her family loved it. The flavors were so complimentary together.
Thank you, for helping me to feel confident in cooking.
This recipe was a huge hit. My granddaughter and daughter are very picky eaters. Plus it was simple to make. The baked apples on to of the pork chops was incredibly yummy 😋.
Love your recipes,
Oh my goodness, Chef! I just made this and it was the best meal I’ve had in a while!! Loved the chops, which I tend to overcook and these were perfect. I didn’t have thick chops but the ones I had were yummy. Thank you for another amazing recipe. 👍🏼
Freakin AH-mazing!! The best fall dish yet. Billy has the best recipes. We paired ours with roasted butternut squash and oh man I cannot wait to make it again.
Making this tonight, thanks for mentioning your side I am going to make roasted butternut squash cuz it’s sounds like the perfect combo
Just made this , I give it 5☆☆☆☆☆ dang! Love the combination of apple and pork chops reminded me of Christmas. I had saved this and today I thought I hope I can find it. 😋😋
New Favorite for us.
Made it with double batch of oven baked apples. 6 happy bellies to report here! I had the butcher cut the pork chops 1 inch thickness.
Next time, going for 1.5 inches🙂
Pork Chops with apples turned out fabulous! Not dry and lots of flavor!
Each time I prepare pork chops, they are dry. What is optimal internal temp. Will this be as tender with boneless pork chops?
Well I hope so hah. Great internal temperature to pull pork chops out of the pan is 145 and let them rest before serving.