Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

This skillet Pork Chops with Apples recipe is the quintessential fall meal. The pork chops are perfectly cooked and paired with sweet and savory fall flavors like sage, apple cider and apples.

Baked Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

I love it when recipes have minimal ingredient lists but are full of flavor. This skillet baked Pork Chops with Apples recipe is easy to put together, but so darn delicious. Perfectly cooked pork chops are baked with a quickly made skillet sauce of apple cider, dijon mustard and fresh sage and paired with sweet and savory apples and onions. You can enjoy this meal as it is, or serve it with mashed potatoes, cauliflower rice or spaghetti squash.

Ingredients for the Baked Pork Chops

  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Onion
  • Apples
  • Fresh Apple Cider
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Fresh Sage
  • Salt and Pepper

What is the correct temperature for pork?

Over the years, the USDA has changed the recommended cooking temperature for pork. A while back it was recommend that pork be treated like chicken and cooked to 165ºF to kill of any potentially harmful bacteria. But with time it was discovered that the bacteria was actually safely killed at 140º and so the recommend cooking temperature was decreased to 145ºF with a three minute rest period. When lean cuts of pork are overcooked they can be a bit dry, so we recommend following the USDA guidelines and cooking these boneless pork chops to 145º and then letting them rest. We recommend using an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat to test the temperature.

What to Serve with Apple Baked Pork Chops

This dish is hearty enough served as is, but it’s also delicious with a side to help soak up that delicious sauce. Some options to serve alongside are:

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Skillet Baked Pork Chops with Apples

These skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions is the quintessential fall meal. The pork chops are perfectly cooked and paired with sweet and savory fall flavors like sage, apple cider and apples.


Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine Gluten-free, Whole30, Paleo
Make Ahead: Moderate
Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops, about 6 ounces each, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced ¼ thick
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced into 8 pieces each
  • ½ cup fresh apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a large cast iron pan over medium-high heat. When hot, sear pork chops, until browned, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Add in onions and apples and saute until beginning to soften and brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Carefully add in the apple cider, mustard, sage and salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes until the cider is reduced by half making sure to scrape up any browned bits.
  6. Return the pork chops to the pan and place in the oven and cook for 6-8 minutes until an internal temperature reaches 145º or until cooked to desired temperature.
  7. Serve hot with mashed potatoes, cauliflower rice or steamed veggies.

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September 26, 2019

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3 responses to “Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions”

  1. Kathy says:

    What kind of apples taste the best in this recipe?

    • Kelli Avila says:

      Any baking apple would work here! I’ll update the post to include some options, we tested it with gala apples and fuji apples.

  2. Patricia says:

    This looks yummy! Do you have the nutritional information? Specifically carbs and fiber content and could you omit the cider?

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