Apple Pork Chops

Pork Chops and baked apples recipe

Apple pork chops are an easy and fast recipe that my kids love. I keep pork chops in the freezer for nights I know I will be in a rush. The apples add great flavor to the pork and the balsamic vinegar gives a bit of a sweet and tangy taste.

I love that this recipe comes together quickly for busy nights. The combination of apples and spices turns simple pork chops into a flavorful meal idea. I like to roast some broccoli or brussels sprouts in the oven or whip up some vegetable noodles while this is cooking so that everything is ready at one time.

You can make these with boneless or bone-in pork chops. If you use boneless, you may need to reduce the cooking time slightly, depending on the thickness of the chop. For a lazier version of this recipe, you can just pour apple sauce over the pork before baking or sautéing in place of the sliced apples.

Pork Chops and baked apples recipe

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Pork Chops and Apples




Sweet and savory baked pork chops with apples are a simple meal idea that kids and adults will love.


  • 4 (or more) Pork Chops (preferably from an organic source)
  • 2 (or more) apples, peeled and sliced into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar (optional but good)
  • Salt, pepper and rosemary to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter in baking dish and place pork chops in.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, rosemary and any other desired spices and pour balsamic vinegar over all.
  4. Top with apples (I saute them in butter first to make sure the apples get soft)
  5. Bake in oven 20-30 minutes until an internal temp of at least 140.
  6. Alternatively, you could cook pork chops and apples together in large skillet. This only takes about 15 minutes.
  7. Serve with salad and oven baked zucchini.

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  1. Sounds tasty. I would unfortunately have to omit the vinegar because my kids really dislike it. Apples and pork are a great combination though. Thanks for participating in Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

    • My kids aren’t fans of vinegar either, but they don’t seem to mind the balsamic once it has been cooked. It gets a lot sweeter, so maybe that is why

      • Do you know how many calories are in one of your apple pork chops? Also wanted to say I made these today for my family for dinner and they were a big hit I didn’t have the vinegar so I had to omit that well get some and use it next time I make these.

  2. Yummmm!

    Wanted to invite you to share this recipe at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays!
    It fits the theme PERFECTLY!

    Happy Sunday 🙂

  3. Sounds yummy!! I’m going to try it tonight… just wondering if there is any nutritional difference if I bake it versus frying it. I’ve never cooked pork chops before… we just started eating meat after a 7 year hiatus… and we purchased a quarter of a pig… so I’ll have plenty need for new pork recipes!! Thank you so much!!

    • Frying is fine too, just avoid using vegetable based oils (canola, corn, soybean, vegetable, sunflower, etc) and use tallow, lard or coconut oil.. Congrats on eating meat again!

  4. Do you think you could do this in a crock pot?

    • Definitely! Done it before, it is a couple hours on high or 3-4 on low usually.

  5. Sounds delish! Can’t wait to try it tomorrow. I am trying to get my family to eat paleo, so I am hoping this is good enough for them. 😉 It doesn’t come out too dry, right? If I omit the vineger will is be too dry? 

  6. Amazing!
    I was looking for something different to make with pork chops and this is perfect! my family went crazy for them and even my son who i can never get to eat much asked for seconds 🙂
    Thank you!!

  7. This looks absolutely delicious and I can’t WAIT to try it! Do you suppose there is something else I can use in place of Balsamic vinegar and Rosemary?

    • You can just omit them or just thyme instead…

      • Sweet! Thank you very much. 🙂

  8. Oh My!!! I made your Apples & Pork Chops recipe tonight. It is AWESOME!!! My husband and I loved it. I can’t have gluten, dairy, soy, beef or almonds so finding your site is a Blessing!!! ???

  9. Made these on a cold Tuesday night, Best pork chops ever! The flavor was perfect! And a quick non-exhausting meal.

  10. First off, I’m in love with your page! I have found several recipes on your page that have caught my eye and this is the first one I’ve tried so far and it was delish. I look forward to making many more of your delicious creations.

  11. How do you do the oven baked zucchini?!

  12. Katie I just made these tonight and there were such a hit! My kids ate them up! What wonderful flavors! And I made sauteed zucchini “noodles” as well. Thanks to you, I have switched to grass fed meats through a local meat CSA. I just got my first order last weekend and the pork chops were insanely delicious! Thank you for being such a wonderful influence in my life Through baby steps, I am making my own cleaners and other healthy lifestyle choices!

  13. Absolutely delicious!!!!! Had it with organic mixed, butter sauteed veggies, and steamed yams….mmmmm….

  14. What kind of apples do you like to use? Granny Smith?

  15. Thank you for the recipe without sugar!!! So far every similar recipe I’ve seen online calls for at least 2 tablespoons – why, what is so great about covering the meat with sugar? Kind of beyond my understanding.
    Your recipe looks very well balanced, without any unnecessary ingredients or hassle in preparation. Will try it tonight and serve with lemon butter quinoa 🙂

  16. Your website is not user friendly, very dissappointed?

    • Why do you say it’s not user friendly? Readers are always commenting about how user friendly it actually is, so I’m confused why you think it is not…

  17. I am not a huge meat eater and hate to cook it but I have a family of boys and they like meat. I am trying Paleo because I feel like we need a change. This looked good but taking way longer than 20-30 min to cook. And they seem tough. Not sure what I’m doing wrong because I followed the recipe directly. 🙁 we are starved and they’ve been in so long. Any advice?

    • Were you checking the internal temp? Pork will get tough if overcooked…