Pork Chops and Apples

Pork chops and apples


Once again I must apologize for the long gap between posts! The holidays got the best of me and I fell out of the blogging routine. Not to mention that Chicago’s dim winter lighting does not lend itself to food photography…

Nonetheless, I haven’t stopped cooking (or eating). Today I’m drooling over this classic autumn-themed dish that happens to be good all year ’round: pork chops and apples. My dad made this a lot and it’s always a classic. This time, I cooked it up at my mom’s place with the help of my sister for a fun family-style meal.

Apple corer

Pro tip: use an apple corer.


Yeah, not many prep tips for this one. Just some light chopping, sauteing, simmering, and searing.

Pork Chops and Apples

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Pork Chops and Apples


  • 4 center cut pork loin chops, 1.5 inches thick
  • 2 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Sprinkle both sides of the chops with pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil. Cook chops 2-3 minutes or until browned on each side. Reduce heat and continue cooking chops for 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  2. Arrange apples around meat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove apples and chops to a serving platter and cover. Drain fat from the skillet.
  3. Cook onion in the skillet until slightly limp. Stir in brown sugar and vinegar and add broth. Cook mixture for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour the sauce over the chops and apples. Serve immediately.


How to make pork chops and apples

Step by step

Simple. Delicible. Nutritable. As Dad used to say. :)

Pork chops with apples, couscous, and carrots

We served the dish with couscous and carrots, which was a very good choice.

Happy cooking! I plan to fill 2015 with more yummy recipes, so stay tuned!

Dad and Dave

Bonus pic: my dad and my brother in Colorado. Nothing to do with this post, but I wish it was warm and sunny again here!


Amber @ The Bewitched Baker

about 5 years ago

Pork and apples... they're meant to be. The whole meal looks quite yummy.



about 5 years ago

Thank you! It's a great dish!


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