Thick Tender Pork Chops with Apples

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My parents were away for the past couple weeks on a tour of the mid-west and while they were gone, for some reason, I cooked up a storm. My grandparents were thrilled with my sudden burst of energy to cook. My grandfather enjoyed a couple meals from these tender pork chops and my grandmother loved the addition of apples. Heck, she didn’t really care what I made, she just liked the fact that my grandfather was happy and she didn’t have to cook!

Thick tender pork chops with apples

Tender Pork Chops with Apples

Thick Tender Pork Chops with Apples

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Supply List

  • 1 peeled cooking apple I used fuji
  • 4 thick center-cut pork chops
  • 1 cup beef broth optional
  • 4 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine

Instructions : Step by Step

  • Using a meat tenderizer, tenderize the pork chops on both sides
  • Add oil and garlic to skillet and brown garlic (low heat)
  • Place pork chops in skillet and brown 1-2 minutes on each side (low/medium heat)
  • Add sliced peeled apples to bottom of glass baking pan and pour melted butter over the apples
  • Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and brown sugar
  • Place the browned chops on top of the apples
  • Add a few of the apples on top of the chops (optional)
  • Pour 1 cup beef broth over the top
  • Cover and bake 375 for 15-20 or until chops are not pink (around 145 degrees)
  • *we cooked for 15 minutes however our oven cooks extremely fast so you may need a bit longer depending on your oven.
Author: Jessica Bruno

*1 tbsp crushed garlic

Adapted from Betty Crocker

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The beef broth is optional. Add more if you feel like you want more liquid/gravy. My grandfather loves some sort of a gravy, even if it is flavored beef broth. He isn’t picky, the broth just needs to be there ;). Be sure to check out our how to cook tender pork chops if you struggle with tough chops. The meat tenderizer is the trick.  On another note, I am sharing a few beautiful fall rooms over at Better Homes and Gardens, come say hello! Happy cooking and happy weekend!


For another delicious meal option, try this Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast!


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  1. These pork chops look and sound amazing! However, I am a fan of a colorful dinner plate, so I would serve with a green vegetable rather than the corn. I have to watch my carbs, and you have a carb loaded plate there: apples, potatoes, corn, oh my! So the addition of the green vegetable helps to make it a more healthful, and still tasty dinner.

  2. Looks amazing. I can’t wait to try this tonight! Thank you for sharing this delicious looking meal!

  3. Georgia Pendley says:

    The Ingredients do not list Garlic….but in the Directions it says: Add oil and garlic to skillet….
    So how much Garlic?


  4. At What temperature should I bake tbis?
    I just put it together and can’t wait to try them!

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