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Pork Chops With Apples

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These yummy thick cut pork chops are cooked to perfection with apples and onions. The whole thing comes together in one skillet, making clean up easy too. This is a perfect fall dinner, but is delicious all year long.

Platter of thick golden pork chops on top of a bed of cooked apples and onions, ready to serve.

If you are looking to change up your dinner routine, you should try these skillet pork chops and apples. They are flavorful and quick, making them perfect for a busy lifestyle.

Apples and pork are such a perfect match. It is fun to put them together for a slightly sweet and savory match up.

Ingredients including thick cut bone in pork chops, apples, onion, butter, rosemary, and seasonings ready to be cooked for dinner.

Adding herbs like rosemary accentuates the savory notes. You can also use thyme if you prefer that flavor profile.

How do I know when the pork chops are done?

The best way to ensure your meat is cooked to a safe temperature is to use a meat thermometer. Not knowing the internal temperature of your meat can cause issues.

Undercooked meat of course runs the risk of running afoul of food safety guidelines. Overcooking meat in the name of food safety can result in tough and dry chops.

Pork chops are safe when they reach an internal temperature of 145°F, the center will still have a blush of pink. You can go a little bit higher without affecting your eating experience if you prefer.

Side dish ideas

There is no point in making a quick dinner if you can’t get some side dishes done in a hurry to go with it. We love serving meals line this with buttered egg noodles on the side.

Roasted green beans or roasted brussels sprouts and carrots would be great veggie sides. Either would add that pop of green to your plate.

close up of bone in pork chops with cooked apples and onions, ready to eat.

If you want to go full on fall, air fryer butternut squash brings the fall feelings. Or try parmesan acorn squash for a more savory twist.

More great apple and pork recipes

If you like pork loin, try making an apple stuffed pork loin. It has some similar flavors to this recipe but has a fancier spiral presentation.

Platter of thick cut pork chops on top of apple and onion mixture with fresh rosemary garnish.

Or make apple cider pulled pork for another great change. It is fabulous on sandwiches, over mashed potatoes or even served over egg noodles.

Or for a chicken option, try making chicken and apple skillet. It is delicious and similar in a lot of ways to this recipe but uses chicken thighs.

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Platter with cooked apples topped with browned pork chops garnished with bits of rosemary.

Apple Rosemary Pork Chops

Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Carlee
Apple rosemary pork chops is a perfect fall meal. It is quick tasty skillet supper that is full of autumnal flavors
4.91 from 10 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tablespoons neutral cooking oil
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 medium cooking apples
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 3 Tablespoons butter

Instructions
 

  • Put oil in large skillet over medium high heat.
    2 Tablespoons neutral cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper pork chops to taste, place pork chops in pan cook 3-4 minutes each side. While pork chops are cooking thinly slice onion and apples.
    4 pork chops, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 medium onion, 3 medium cooking apples, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • While pork chops are cooking thinly slice onion and apples.
  • When pork chops are at least 145℉ in the center, remove to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add butter and onions to pan and sauté for 3-5 min until translucent.
    3 Tablespoons butter
  • Add chicken broth, apples, brown sugar, rosemary, and cinnamon. Sauté 5-7 min or until desired tenderness.
    1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon, ¼ cup chicken broth, 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • Place pork chops back in pan and cook 3-4 more minutes to rewarm and enjoy.

Notes

Any neutral flavored cooking oil works for this recipe. Vegetable, canola, coconut or avocado oil would be great options.
Use any apple that holds up to a little bit of cooking. Jonathan, jonagold, or granny smith would be delicious.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 532kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 37gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 353mgFiber: 4gSugar: 20g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Tuesday 4th of June 2024

My family loved this!