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Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

When I found these pork chops and 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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Nutrition Facts
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.


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  • chicken3
    Jun 27, 2020

    Delicious-I didn’t change anything! Debbie

  • IrishRose
    Jun 16, 2020

    This was DELICIOUS! I will definitely make this again and again and again!

  • Allison
    Feb 14, 2020

    I'm not always a fan of pork, but this was a really tasty way to eat it! Easy to make just as much as you need.

  • Gramma Amy
    Apr 1, 2019

    We really enjoyed these pork chops. Love the combination of cinnamon and apples over the pork.

  • Sconniegal
    Jan 20, 2019

    A grown-up version of pork chops and applesauce. My family loves it. It’s worth the extra effort.

  • John
    Jun 16, 2018

    Quite a tasty meal that is visually appealing. It's very easy to make and practically cooks itself on medium heat. After the first time, you can adjust/balance your apples and brown sugar to taste.

  • Amber
    Mar 25, 2018

    Easy to prepare. Flavor of pecans with the apples a perfect pairing for the chops. Definitely a keeper.

  • CarsonGirl
    Feb 23, 2018

    Fantastic taste and presentation! I usually make applesauce to go with pork chops, but this was easier and faster. Except for a sandwich, this was the quickest meal I've ever made. I did find it necessary to add a little water when making the sauce.

  • ahmom
    Feb 9, 2018

    A new favorite!

  • mariegel
    Jan 16, 2018

    This is a new way to make pork chops, but a delicious way! Nice blend of apples and spices. I used McIntosh apples and the flavors of the spices are great! I used Blue Bonnet Margarine because I had it on hand. I also omitted the pecans. The pork chops were also nice and moist! This recipe is definitely a keeper!