Simple Caramel Apple Pork Chops

Simple Caramel Apple Pork Chops

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  National Pork Board

“The flavor of the classic apple treat is a perfect fall taste for this meal. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chops, 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally, until both sides are evenly browned. Remove; keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet; stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or just until apples are tender.
  3. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops; keep warm. Continue cooking mixture in skillet, uncovered, until sauce thickens slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.

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Well.. I read this recipe and thought, "It sounds like plain pork chops with plain cooked apples on top." And that's nearly what it was like. I made it again and tweaked it quite a bit. I salted and peppered the pork chops before browning them, which boosted their flavor. I also wasn't crazy about the texture of the chops right against the apples with no buffer, so I ended up topping the chops with a quick bread stuffing (sweat 1/4 cup each minced onion and celery in 2/3 stick butter, add 1 torn loaf cuban bread, 1/2 tsp. thyme and rosemary, and 1 cup chicken stock), then topped the chops AND stuffing with apples and pecans. As written, I just wasn't crazy about the recipe (sorry!), but I would make it again with these tweaks.



Wonderful! My husband really wanted a sweet pork chop dish like the one he eats at a roadhouse around here. The apples were so tender and succulent! We ended up grilling the pork chops and doing the sauce and the apples separately. I also doubled the brown sugar and butter to make more caramel sauce. :)

Snow Angel

Snow Angel

I made it with less pork and only one apple (for two people), but the same amount of sauce. Melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Didn't have pecans on hand, but I bet the crunch would be the perfect touch.

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 333 cal
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 25.4 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 186 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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