Apple Pork Chop Recipe

Pork Chops With Caramelized Onions & Apples

Apple pork chops that pair well with a salad or your favorite vegetables.

15 min. prep time
4 servings
17517 Ratings


4 (3/4-inch thick) (about 1 1/4 pounds) boneless pork loin chops
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1 (about 1 cup) tart apple, unpeeled, cored, thinly sliced
2 medium (about 2 cups) onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic


Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Melt Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add pork chops. Cook over medium heat, turning once, 6-8 minutes or until browned. Remove chops to serving platter; keep warm.

Place apple and onion slices into same skillet with pan juices. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until onions are caramelized. Stir in garlic; continue cooking 2-3 minutes or until garlic is softened.

Return chops to pan; continue cooking 2-3 minutes or until internal temperature of pork reaches at least 145°F and is no longer pink.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 270

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 370mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 24g

Recipe #15005©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Absolutely Delicious!!! Will definitely make this dish again!
Delicious! I had sworn I would never make pork chops again because they are always dry. This recipe made the best pork chops imaginable!
How to make if you don't have the butter cinnamon spread available.
Test Kitchen Comment


Hi Dianne, We developed this recipe specifically for Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread so it will give you the best results. You can substitute for the Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread by melting ¼ cup butter and adding ¼ to ½ teaspoon cinnamon and a little sugar to taste. Make recipe as directed. Hope this helps!
Posted March 05, 2015
Made this last night and hubby couldn't get enough, I didn't find it to sweet as other reviewers stated but I did season my pork chops well with salt and used 100% maple syrup not imitation. definitely will make this again!!!
This was even better than expected. My family loved this! Even my 5 year old daughter, who ate dinner at a friend's house, came home & ate some of it & said "i am eating this for dinner tomorrow night"! She did, too.

Moist, nice combo of flavors, and just yummy!
Never had pork chops and apples before. I didn't have the onion so didn't use that and didn't use garlic. I had one granny smith and another apple that I used. I added some all spice to it. So I kinda stuck to the recipe. It turned out really good. Would never have put pork chops and apples together. Will have to try with the onions next time. The family loved it so this one goes in my recipe file to make again.
Sorry, but I don't cook much. Do the pork chops go on top, beside, or under the onions and apples while they cook? Or does it make any difference in the outcome of the onions and apples? Thanks for any help. They look delicious.
Test Kitchen Comment


When you put the pork chops back into the pan, place them on top of the apples and onions.
Posted November 16, 2012
Very good and easy to do. I used butterfly pork chops and meat was very tender. I have passed recipe on and will definitely make it again.
different and great idea
The carmelized onion and apple make for a great favor combination
My husband and I made these pork chops last night as I wanted to try something different. I prepped the onion and apple while he started cooking the pork chops. Generally, pork chops come out chewy and dry, but these are some of the best pork chops we've ever had. We'll definitely make this recipe again!
I made this for my boyfriend and I and we loved it! Very seasonal!
I added thinly sliced fennel to the onions and Gala apples. Wonderful and quick.
Made it, Loved it and will make it at least once per week. !!! :)
A wonderful meal for autumn...also would serve a side dish of perogies with the chops.
Recipe worked well. Fast and flavorful. Great weeknight meal
This was really quite delicious! Normally I do not have any luck frying pork chops. They always come out hard and dry so I gave up trying. When I saw this recipe, it looked too good to pass up, so I followed the recipe exactly as written and the pork was juicy, tender and delicious. The only thing I would change is to use a sweeter apple. I used a Granny Smith and it was just too tart. I'm going to be making this recipe very often....that's how good it is! Nummies!
this would be good with the addition of slices of butternut or delicata squash
A new fall favorite in our house! Very delicious. I served with spatzele and cucumber salad. Especially perfect for Oktoberfest!

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