Pork Chops and Applesauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 19, 2023
These tasty, tender pork chops and applesauce are packed with sweet, smoky flavor. They're on the table in no time at all, making them perfect for hectic weeknights. —Brenda Campbell, Olympia, Washington
Pork Chops and Applesauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place pork chops in a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet. Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl; spoon over chops.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 20-25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Pork Chops and Applesauce Tips

Can you make your own applesauce?

Enhance the flavor of this pork chops and applesauce recipe by making applesauce from scratch. Old-fashioned applesauce is easy to make by simmering tart apples with water, cinnamon and sugar until they are soft and mashable.

How can you make sure your pork chops are tender and juicy?

The best way to make sure your pork chops are tender and juicy is to avoid overcooking the meat. While we have a guideline for how long to cook pork chops in the oven, the actual cooking time depends on the thickness of the pork chop and whether it is boneless or bone-in. To make sure they're not overcooked, use an instant read thermometer to find the proper pork chop temperature; the internal temp should be 145°.

What do you serve with pork chops and applesauce?

Pork chops and applesauce pair exceptionally well with scalloped potatoes and other homey sides like green beans. To make the dish more filling, consider starchy sides like buttered noodles, or keep things light by whipping up a refreshing quinoa salad or sauteed spinach.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1 chop: 295 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 448mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.