Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2023
When I found this pork chops with apples recipe online years ago, it quickly became a favorite. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand, and the one-pan cleanup is a bonus. —Christina Price, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  • 2 tablespoons 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 1 tablespoon butter to pan; cook and stir until apples are tender. Serve with chops.
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

Nutrition Facts

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.