Taste Meter

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Great combo of tastes and textures!

Ease Meter

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

A little bit of chopping is required.

Overview of this Recipe:

  1. Slice apples, onions, and sauté.
  2. Mix apple sauce with spices.
  3. Combine the two mixtures into a small bowl.
  4. Using the same skillet, brown pork chops.
  5. Spoon apple mixture onto pork chops.
  6. Cover and bake in 375 degree oven.

Pork chops and apples make a classic pairing as the sweetness of the apples complements the savory flavor of the pork.

Apple Pork Chops Video

Kitchen Kit

  • a cutting board
  • a small bowl
  • a skillet
    • a skillet large enough to fit all the pork chops you are making OR
    • the largest skillet you have, work in batches, and use a different dish for baking.

A one skillet recipe is always a bonus!

There are Make-Ahead Possibilities:

(A) Chop the apples and onion.

(B) Mix the applesauce with the spices.

(C) Prepare the entire topping ahead of time.

(D) Make the entire recipe, fridge/freeze, and reheat.

Do not concern yourself with precise ingredient quantities. The measurements provided are intended for 5 pork chops, but are versatile enough to accommodate 4-6 chops. If you require additional gravy, there will be ample sauce in the skillet once the pork chops are baked, which can be thickened using a flour-based slurry to create additional gravy.


1-3 apples – peeled, cored, sliced

1 onion – chopped

1 tbs butter

1 cup applesauce

2 tbs brown sugar

1/2 tsp ground mustard

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

5 pork chops

salt, pepper


(1) Peel, core, and slice apples. Chop the onion.

(2) Melt butter in a skillet. Cook and stir apples and onion stove-top until tender.

(3) Mix applesauce, brown sugar, mustard, and cinnamon. Combine both mixtures into a small bowl.

(4) Place pork chops in same skillet and brown both sides. Season with salt and pepper.

(5) Spoon all of the mixture over the pork chops, cover, and bake for 30-45 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

(6) Check internal temperature for doneness.