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Pork Chops with Apples

4.89 from 27 votes

posted: 10/23/22

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My Pork Chops with Apples is an easy dinner that is sure to impress. Simple ingredients come together with earthy flavors to bring you this savory pork recipe with a hint of sweetness.

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I love recipes that balance sweet and savory so much. When you combine the two worlds of flavors, they can help highlight and balance each other in the best ways.

This is all too true in this amazing pork chop recipe. We are combining the sweetness of apples with the savory taste of onions and rosemary – a match made in heaven. It all serves as the perfect flavoring for easy to make bone in pork chops.

The full flavor of pork with the sweet-tart taste of apples seasoned with the cozy notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and rosemary creates a comforting and delicious dish packed with flavor.

Reader Review

Tonight’s dinner was pork chops with apples! We brought my 94 year old mother-in-law home from the hospital today after recovering from a fall. She ate every bite of her pork chop! Thank you for this great recipe! It was easy and delicious.

How to Make Pork Chops with Apples

Here is a brief overview of how to make pork chops with apples. For the full measurements and instructions for this one pan meal, be sure to scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

  1. Season and sear the pork chops. Salt and pepper both sides of the pork chops, then cook for a few minutes on each side in a hot skillet. Remove from pan.
  2. Sautee the onion and apples. Add onions and apples to the pan the pork chops were cooked in, adding spices and cooking until tender.
  3. Make the sauce. Whisk in flour then chicken stock. Add pork chops back to the pan.
  4. Cook until pork chops are done. This is where the pork chops will finish cooking. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
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Seasonings for Pork Chops

In this recipe, the flavor of the pork is complemented by onion, apples, and a few spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and rosemary create an earthy and slightly sweet combination that will make your mouth water. Perfect for those cooler days, these cozy flavors are one of my favorite ways to enjoy pork.

Pan Searing Pork Chops

The pork chops are first pan-seared, which creates a nice brown crust on the outside and deepens the flavor. They finish cooking later in the sauce with the other ingredients which keeps them tender and juicy.


Instant Read Thermometer

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Cooking Temperature for Pork

I’ve met so many people who tell me they actually really don’t like pork. My first (and often only) question for the is how their parents cooked it as a child. Without fail, they tell me about pork that was cooked until the point of being very white and very dry.

Nowadays we know that pork only needs to be cooked to 145 degrees for food safety purposes. When cooked to that temperature it is juicy and delicious. I highly recommend using an instant read thermometer in any meat recipe, including this one. It allows you to end the cooking process at the exact right temperature. You can see my recommendation for an instant read thermometer above.

Best Apples to Cook With

For a savory recipe like this, I really like to cook with either Honeycrisp or Gala apples. They both hold up really well in this recipe and aren’t overly tart or overly sweet.

Adding Apple Butter

A reader recently told me that they added 2 tablespoons of Apple Butter to the chicken stock to give this a stronger taste of apple. That sounds like an amazing addition to this recipe, and I just so happen to have a great easy apple butter recipe!

Crockpot Apple Butter

Crockpot Apple Butter will make your house smell like heaven. It is the perfect fall recipe and can be used in so many other recipes.
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Tips and Tricks

  • Slice the apples thin for even cooking. Whether or not you peel them is up to you, but I prefer them without the peels.
  • Make it gluten free with cornstarch. We are using flour in this recipe to thicken the gravy, but if you are cooking for someone gluten free, you can add a slurry to the chicken stock by combining 1 tablespoon water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch until it is smooth.
  • Watch the meat thermometer closely to ensure that the pork chops are done, yet not overcooked. As mentioned above, there is nothing worse than over cooked pork. As soon as they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees at their thickest point, remove them from heat. I highly recommend investing in a good instant read thermometer.

Storing and Reheating

Store your pork chops in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat over low heat on the stovetop or in the microwave. Always use your best discretion with leftovers.


Do pork chops get more tender the longer you cook them?

Unfortunately, overcooking pork chops makes them tough which is not ideal. These pork chops are delicious and tender, full of great flavor because we are going to cook it to the exact right temperature of 145 degrees. Using a meat thermometer to ensure that they are fully cooked and removing them from the heat at that point to prevent overcooking is key.

Can I make this recipe with boneless pork chops?

I would recommend that you stick with bone-in pork chops. The bone helps keep the meat really tender and juicy. Additionally, the cooking times you see here are based on bone-in pork chops.

What kind of apples goes with pork?

Use an apple that is sweet but holds its shape when cooking, such as Honey Crisp or Gala.

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What to Serve with Pork Chops

A bone-in pork chop with apples goes so well with Homemade Stuffing or Baked Cream Corn Casserole. Here are some other dishes that we love to enjoy with pork dishes.

If you make this great pork chop recipe or any of my other recipes, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

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4.89 from 27 votes

Pork Chops with Apples

Serves: 4 people
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
My Pork Chops with Apples is an easy dinner that is sure to impress. Simple ingredients come together with earthy flavors to bring you this savory pork recipe with a hint of sweetness.


  • salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds bone in pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium apples sliced (read my apple recommendations here)
  • 1/2 small yellow onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock


  • Season both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • Set a skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and heat. Add the pork chops and cook for 4 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the pork chops and set aside. Add the onions and apples to the pan. Season with rosemary, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Whisk in the flour. Then add the chicken stock to the pan. Add the pork chops back to the skillet, being sure to add in all of the drippings that are on the plate.
  • Continue cooking over medium heat until pork chops have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees, about 2-3 minutes. Taste the sauce and add more salt and pepper to taste.
Calories: 429kcal (21%) Carbohydrates: 17g (6%) Protein: 37g (74%) Fat: 23g (35%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0.2g Cholesterol: 119mg (40%) Sodium: 181mg (8%) Potassium: 766mg (22%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 11g (12%) Vitamin A: 63IU (1%) Vitamin C: 5mg (6%) Calcium: 44mg (4%) Iron: 1mg (6%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. WJR says

    I loved this – perfect fall dish to take advantage of bumper apple crops in my state. I don’t like cooked apples to be too sweet, and I like the mild sweetness of the apples with the savory from the pork, so I wouldn’t do anything to make it any sweeter. Only thing I’d do differently the next time I make this is to cook the apples for 10-12 minutes by themselves instead of 5-7 minutes before adding the pork chops back in. The apples were sliced pretty thin, but by the the apples were soft enough for my preference, the pork chops were a bit overdone.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m glad you liked this!

  2. Cheryl Ruddick says

    5 stars
    It was easy delicious and yummy for a fall dinner! Thanks

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked it!

  3. Arlene Brochhausen says

    5 stars
    This recipe was super easy and quick. I made it after a long day at work and it was absolutely delicious. I’ll definitely make it again

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so happy that you liked this one!

  4. Tiki Borchardt says

    Just made this today.. it was delicious.. and so easy to make. Thank you for this recipe 💜

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad to hear that, Tiki!

  5. ToB says

    5 stars
    Perfectly delicious!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked it!

  6. Lorraine says

    5 stars
    I was hesitant. Thought for sure that brown sugar would be needed. Not so. The dish was sweet and savory. Perfectly delicious! And easy to make. Five stars in my book. Thank you. 😊

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  7. Jen says

    5 stars
    Awesome recipe that’s quick enough for a weeknight! The only change I made was to use half chicken broth, half apple cider for the liquid. Oh and I used a sprig of fresh rosemary because I had it on hand. Thank you for such a delicious recipe!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this!

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