Pork Chops with Apples Tips
Can you use bone-in pork chops?
If you have bone-in pork chops on hand, feel free to use them instead of boneless pork chops for this recipe. We like boneless for easy pork chop recipes
because they cook so quickly, typically taking only 4 to 5 minutes per side in a hot skillet. The cooking time varies for bone-in chops depending on their thickness, but most bone-in pork chops take a little bit longer to cook, typically 8 to 10 minutes per side. Simply use an instant-read thermometer to know when the pork is finished, no matter whether you use boneless or bone-in chops.
What types of apples should you use to make pork chops with apples?
We find that tart apple varieties like Granny Smith or Braeburn work best for pork chops. Their juicy, acidic flavor pairs exceptionally well with buttery pecans and savory pork. However, feel free to substitute your favorite type of apple
when making this recipe, keeping in mind that some apples are sweeter than others. If you end up with too many apples, don’t worry—there are plenty of apple recipes
to make with the leftovers.
How do you store pork chops with apples?
Leftover pork chops with apples can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If using bone-in pork chops, cut the meat off the bone before storing (but save the bone in the freezer for the next time you make bone broth
). The best way to reheat pork chops is to cover them in foil and bake them in a 350° oven for 10 to 15 minutes. The apples can be reheated separately in the microwave, or in a small skillet on the stovetop.—Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer
1 pork chop with 2/3 cup apple mixture: 345 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.