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

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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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