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.
Baked Pork Chops and Apples with Brown Sugar Glaze
- 2 apples peeled and sliced
- 4 boneless pork chops
- salt and pepper
- 4 T butter
- 4 T brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 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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