This recipe for baked pork chops and apples is not only one of my family’s favorites, it’s the most popular recipe among my readers.
- 2 apples, peeled and sliced
- 4 boneless pork chops
- salt and pepper
- 4 T butter
- 4 T brown sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350°, Layer apples in bottom of casserole dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Trim fat from pork chops. Lay on top of apple slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- In small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, stirring constantly. Pour sauce over the pork chops and apples.
- Bake uncovered at 350° for 35-40 minutes.
I’ve had several questions over time about this recipe. Here are some variations that have worked for others:
- Serve with sweet potatoes, stuffing or rice
- For a vegetable, go with green beans or a side salad
- Feel free to swap out half the sugar and replace it with honey
- Use whatever apples you like best. If you don’t like it overly sweet, use granny smith apples. Otherwise Fuji and gala apples work well.
- I bake this dish uncovered
- The recipe feeds 4 but if you’re feeding hungry teenagers, you should calculate 2 chops/heavy eater
- You can leave the fat on, but it will make the sauce thinner
- If you have a cinnamon allergy (or simply don’t like it) you can substitute allspice or nutmeg
- The glaze works well for baked apples as a dessert too
- If you want to eliminate the butter, you can use applesauce instead
- Another reader recommends adding onions and bell pepper to the dish
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