Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops Recipe
- 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, divided
- 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add pork chops; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- 2. Remove chops; keep warm. Add apples, pecans, brown sugar mixture and remaining butter to pan; cook and stir until apples are tender. Serve with chops. Yield: 4 servings.
1 pork chop with 2/3 cup apple mixture: 316 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.
Reviews for Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops
"Nice fall meal. I used Granny Smith apples and left out the pecans."
"Apples and pork are a match made in heaven. Very good recipe. Thank you."
"Simple, delicious, loved it!"
"I prepared this recipe last night. Easy and delicious. I cooked Gala apples as it was what I had available. Will try more tart apples next time. Also added glazed pecans instead of the plain pecans."
"The only thing I changed was to saute onions, garlic, celery, raisins chopped apples in a Dutch oven pan first in butter and a little olive oil (so butter doesn't brown). Then remove from pan and brown the pork chops in the drippings. Return chopped onions, celery, garlic, raisins and apples to pan. Add brown sugar, nutmeg and 1/3- 1/2 can frozen apple juice concentrate to the pan at this time and mix in. Then stir in 1-2 T. corn starch to thicken a little. Spread some of the sauce on the bottom of the casserole. Add browned pork chops. Spread remaining sauce on chops. Sprinkle with parsley. Bake at 350 degrees covered for 35 - 40 min ; uncover last 10 - 15 min. Bake until no longer pink inside. The flavors are amazing.! dvdv Pinehills in Plymouth MA"
"I decided to try what one of the reviewers said, and I put the pork chops in a 9x13 pan, coated lightly with Pam, and sprinkled the pork with Kosher salt and pepper. I put the brown sugar mixture together with the two tbs of melted butter. Topped the pork with the apples and then dotted it all with the brown sugar mixture. I baked it at 375 for about 40 minutes, keeping an eye on it so I wouldn't overcook the pork. Turned out way tasty, though not nearly as pretty as the picture. Next time, I will brown the chops to get that pretty color. Very good, not too sweet as the other reviewers say.....but nothing is too sweet for me!!!"
"Good fall dinner. I cut back on the brown sugar because I used sweeter apples (Galas)."
"#1 CHEF RULE.....People who say it's too bland need to season the meat before you cook it. Season every step of the recipe and you will always have a delicious dish. It doesn't necessarily mean salt. Use whatever spices you prefer."
"This is a nice dish fir fall with the apples great flavor"
"This recipe has become a favorite in my house. I was worried the pork chops would be too bland so I cubed after cooking and added back in with the apples once they started to get soft. I've cooked for friends and everyone seems to love it."
"I'm not a huge fan of pork but I wanted to try this and it is delicious with the apples! It was also easy.I served this with a side of mashed rutabaga and it looked really pretty too. I will keep this recipe for sure."
"Very good. Will definitely make again!"
"Quick - Easy - Tasty"
"Quick and easy."
"My kids went wild over this meal! They are begging me to make it again soon."
"tried this one last night. I didn't have boneless pork loin chops on hand, so I substituted it with pork chops and cut down the cooking time to 3 minutes on each side. Used a blend of golden delicious and sansa apples. This was indeed a quick fix meal. My hubs enjoyed it very much."
"Love this recipe. This is one of my top fall favorites."
"Delcious, easy, quick, wonderful!"
"Quick and yummy! The apple side tasted like apple pie! I put the warm pork chops into the apple sauce in the frying pan and turned a couple of times before serving. And I omitted the nuts."
"Quick easy and absolutely delicious!!!!"
"Quick & easy pork chop meal! Apples and pork goes well together and the family always enjoys these dishes. Pecans are the finishing touch."
"These pork chops were quick and easy! Even easier when I used my canned apples from last fall. YUM!The only downside was the sauce was super sweet so next time I would try to use something different or add something to adjust to my taste. My father in law and husband loved it, and said it tasted similar to mincemeat."
"Made this the other night and the entire family gave it five stars. That almost never happens! And it was so quick and easy to make -- will definitely be making this again."
"It was very tasty & different"
"Who wants pork chops without apple sauce, this recipe solves that problem, the chops are moist and the sauce delicious. Even moister the nest day."
"While the apple mixture is very good by itself, with the pork chops it just didn't seem to have much flavor."
"While we didn't find anything wrong with the apple mixture, it just didn't do anything taste-wise for us when combined with the pork chops. The mixture is actually pretty good, but if I make it again, it will be for the apple mixture by itself."
"[quote user="Rockamama"]What is "reduced-fat butter"? Never heard of it. [/quote] Land O'Lakes makes a light stick butter. You can find it in the dairy aisle with the other butter products."
"Lacking in the flavor department. I will definitely not make it again. Overall, just an unimpressive recipe."
"This was good...the chop in the picture is too thin so I used a double cut. And I always brine my chops it gives more flavor and lots of moisture."
"My husband loved this recipe. The sweet, cinnamon-y apples compliment the pork perfectly...will definitely make again. Very easy to adjust portion size depending on how many you are cooking for."
"Terrific and easy!"
"very yummy. I left out the nuts because we didn't have any on hand."
"What is "reduced-fat butter"? Never heard of it."
"This recipe was extremely easy and delicious! I grilled the chops outside to celebrate the beginning of spring instead of cooking them in the pan. They still came out great!"
"very yummy! I used Gala apples b/c I didn't have any tart apples on hand"
"This dish was quick & easy, plus it was delicious. The only change I made was cooking the apples in a little water."
"Wow everyone loved it I also doubled the sugar and added some apple ciderI will make this again and again"
"This was great! We loved it!"
"Made this last weekend, after spending the morning apple picking, it was one of the best pork chop recipes I have made! My boyfriend asked for it again this week and he made it with chicken - BOTH are EXCELLENT! I agree with the other comments.... do double up on the sugar mixture, you will be glad you did. One thing I did the second time was to cook the sugar mixture a couple of minutes before I put in the apple. It helped to get rid of the powdery taste of the cinnamon dissolve everything. I also added a little apple cider. This is one receipe that will be made many times...."
"Never thought to put apples and pork chops together. Tried it and to my surprise, the picky eaters in my family loved the recipe! It is definitely a keeper!"
"It was very good. Next time, though, I will season the pork chops before placing in pan."
"Very good! I doubled the brown suger mixture (brown sugar splenda, cinnamon, nutmeg & salt) like another reviewer suggested and I was glad I did. I also cooked the apples (I used fuji apples...delicious), brown sugar mixture & pecans in an extra tbsp of butter since I doubled the mixture and it was perfect. I salt and peppered the pork chops before cooking and they had great flavor combined with the topping!"
"My most favorite recipe from Taste of home! It has become a regular recipe for my husband and I. We sprinkle the porkchops with garlic salt and cinnamon before cooking them. We also use fuji apples and leave out the pecans. We also like to double the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt for more sauce, but if you cook the apples down too much the sauce tends to be overpowering. Hope you enjoy!"
"What a wonderful combination of flavors. My husband and I loved it."
"The recipe was great, but i would have prefered less tart apples ( I used granny smith). I served this with roasted red potatoes and loved it! Also, I added apple cider while cooking the apples."
"I made this for two by halving all of the ingredients. I used Golden Delicious apples instead because I don't like tart apples, and they were wonderful. I also used Splenda brown sugar mix to make it more diabetic friendly. The next time I make it, I think I will cut my pork chops in half (they were over an inch thick and took forever to cook) and make the topping in the amount for a full meal.... and return the pork chops to the pan for a couple of minutes to soak up some of the apple flavor. Was delicious as a leftover and the added crunch of the pecans was wonderful. Yummy meal and I love the idea another reviewer had to serve with sweet potatoes."
"This recipe was delicious and so easy to make, plus the left over apple mix we had we used as a topping on frozen waffles for breakfast the next day! So good!!"
"if you put it all together and bake it at 375 degrees the sugar caramalizes and the pork chops are so tender you can cut it with a fork. a dark pan works best"
"A meal perfect for a fall day! It was very good. My husband and I both loved it.LynnIzzy"
"This recipe sounded delicious but I was disappointed. The topping was great but the meat bland. If I were to make it again I'd try a rub on the chops or possibly brine them."
"An especially delicious fall meal. I served it with sweet potatoes and fresh limas. Scrumptious!"
"I tried the Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops, they were wonderful. Even my fussy husband loved them."
"Yummy!!!! Company-perfect -- easy family dinner -- perfect!! You gotta try this!"
"This was amazing and very delicious! Will be making it again soon."
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.