Pork Chops with Apples Recipe

A fall classic with lots of flavor from not a lot of work!

Nothing says fall quite like a combination of pork and apples. There is something so comforting and homey about it. This pork chop and apple recipe is a quick, easy, delicious version of that classic combo.

Thick-cut, bone-in pork chops are great because they are inexpensive and easy to find and prepare, but impressive and full of flavor, which makes them great for a weeknight meal or an easy dinner for guests.

This pork chops and apples recipe is full of deep flavor in spite of how quick it is to prepare. It is satisfying and comforting and flavorful and delicious, and we think you are going to love it!

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Pork Chops with Apples Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, divided
  • 2 Apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I like fuji or gala apples here)
  • 1/2 medium Onion, sliced
  • 3 tsp unpackeds Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Distilled Apple Cider Vinegars
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs, (I like panko style if you can get them)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Sage, chopped
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • Kosher Salt, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Melt two tbsp of the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the apple slices and cook, without disturbing them, until they start to brown, two to three minutes. Give them a stir, then add the onions. Continue to cook the apples and onions, stirring occasionally, until both start to soften and get golden brown. Turn the heat down a bit, and let the apples and onions cook and caramelize, stirring occasionally, while you fix the pork chops.

2. Put the flour, the egg and the bread crumbs in separate bowls. Add a bit of salt and pepper to the flour and stir to combine. Add a splash of water to the egg, and beat with a fork. Heat the olive oil and the remaining tablespoon of butter in a heavy oven proof skillet (cast-iron is great here) over medium heat until hot, the butter and oil should be bubbling.

3. Lightly salt and pepper the pork chops, and then bread them by dipping them in the flour, followed by the egg, and lastly by the bread crumbs. Put the pork chops in the hot skillet and let them cook for four to five minutes, until the bread crumbs are golden and crispy. Flip the pork chops over, and move the skillet to the oven to finish cooking, approximately 5 or 6 minutes. If you have a meat thermometer, you want to cook until the interior temperature of the chops is 140 - 145 degrees. Remove the pan from the oven and remove the chops from the pan to rest five minutes.

4. Meanwhile, add the brown sugar to the apples and onions and stir to combine. Add the vinegar and the chopped sage and stir to combine. Let the apples and onions caramelize further over the low heat until the pork chops are finished cooking.

5. When the chops have rested, serve them with a generous scoop of the apples and onions. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 chop
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 270
Calories 783

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g
  Saturated Fat 12g
Sodium 206mg
Total Carbohydrate 102g
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 28g
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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