Maple Apple Pork Chops

Maple Apple Pork Chops

Maple syrup and apples add a touch of sweetness to pork chops.

15 min. prep time
6 servings
656 Ratings


6 (1-inch thick) boneless center cut pork chops
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 large (1 1/2 cups) onion, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
2 apples, cored, thinly sliced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons chopped parsley, if desired


Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper. Melt Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in 12-inch skillet over high heat until sizzling. Add pork chops; cook, turning once, 6-8 minutes or until pork is browned. Remove pork chops from pan; keep warm. 

Reduce heat to medium; add onions and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until onions begin to soften. Add apples and lemon juice; continue cooking 3-4 minutes or until apples just begin to soften. 

Reduce heat to low; return pork chops to pan. Cover; cook 6-10 minutes or until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. and is no longer pink. Remove pork chops from pan; keep warm. 

Add maple syrup to pan. Increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until sauce comes to a boil and thickens. 

Place apple mixture onto serving platter. Top with pork chops; sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 550

Fat: 22g

Cholesterol: 160mg

Sodium: 590mg

Carbohydrates: 30g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 57g

Recipe #15341©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This has become one of my favourite recipes - the combination of apples and onions complements pork perfectly. My only quibble is that it's too sweet; however, I cut the maple syrup in half (using 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup) and it turned out just the way I wanted, sweet but not too sweet.
This was exquisite! I added red peppers to the mixture and a hint of honey. and I used the land o lakes garlic & herb butter.....It was to die for.
Perfect! How good to be able to follow a recipe and it come out as pictured and the taste was wonderful. (Might use less sweet syrup next time, though)
we loved this meal. i used sugarfree syrup and a little less onion and it was excellent
I love all your recipes. You're a breath of fresh air. Most importantly,
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recipes are delicious and oh so simple to make.
I enjoyed this recipe. Next time, I'd probably use a little less maple syrup, it was a little too sweet for my taste, but still very good. Very tender pork chops and loved the flavor of the apples.

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