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.
If your family loves pork, you should also try my roasted pork tenderloin with lemon parsley oil.
Pork Chops and Apples Recipe
- 4 pork chops
- 2 TBSP butter
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 tsp rosemary
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 apples (peeled and sliced into thin slices)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Put butter in a baking dish and put it in the preheated oven to melt.
- When the butter is melted, add the pork chops to the baking dish.
- Season with salt, pepper, rosemary, and any other desired spices.
- Pour the balsamic vinegar over the top.
- Peel and thinly slice the apples.
- Top the seasoned pork chops with the apples.
- Bake in the oven 20-30 minutes until internal temp reaches at least 140°F.
- Serve and enjoy!
What’s your favorite pork recipe? Tell me below!
Discussion (29 Comments)
Made these on a cold Tuesday night, Best pork chops ever! The flavor was perfect! And a quick non-exhausting meal.
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!!! ???
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. 🙂
This looks great. I have made mine withe the apples under but will try your way and reverse it! Thanks for the recipe!
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 🙂
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?
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.
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!
Wanted to invite you to share this recipe at a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays!
It fits the theme PERFECTLY!
Happy Sunday 🙂
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.