Bone In Pork Chops with Onion and Apple Butter Recipe

Sink your teeth into this perfect fall dish for Bone In Pork Chops with Onion and Apple Butter Recipe!
Course Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Chef Billy Parisi


  • 2 Frenched bone-in pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 6 ounces of unsalted butter
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • ½ peeled and thinly sliced sweet onion
  • ½ thinly sliced fresh fennel bulb
  • 2 thinly sliced Tsugaru apples seeds removed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ounce of thinly julienne prosciutto ham
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • Season the pork well on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Next heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add in the pork.
  • Immediately add in 2 ounces of unsalted butter, thyme and garlic cloves and cook until the pork is golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes before flipping it over.
  • Baste the pork constantly with the butter in the pan until it is browned all the way around and a medium to medium-well internal temperature is achieved, about 5 to 7 more minutes.
  • Remove the pork from the pan discard the butter, thyme and garlic in the pan, and then return the pan to the burner over medium heat.
  • Add in 1 ounce of butter and cook the onions until they are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Next, add in the fennel and apples and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add in the sugar and cook for 2 minutes before deglazing with the apple cider vinegar.
  • Finish the mixture with salt, pepper and remaining 3 ounces of butter.
  • Pour the apple butter over the pork chops.