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Autumn Apple Onion Pork Chops


"This is a fairly common autumn dish in Indiana. It always reminds me of local harvest festivals. Crimson and gold leaves under foot, hay rides, the crisp sweet smell of the air...comfort food, pure and simple. There are many variations, but this is the favorite in our home. To be honest, I've never measured the spices before I sat down to write this, so please feel free to adjust to your own tastes."
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45 m servings 315 cals
Original recipe yields 3 servings (3 pork chops)


  • Calories:
  • 315 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 25.6 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 18 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine onion, apple, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon vinegar, thyme, and rosemary in a skillet; cook and stir mixture over medium heat until onion is lightly browned and apples are softened, about 15 minutes. Sweeten with brown sugar to taste. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Arrange pork chops in a separate skillet; season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Drizzle 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil over pork chops. Cook pork chops over medium heat until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  3. Transfer pork chops to a serving dish and top with apple-onion topping. Serve immediately.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 22 Ratings

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I made this for dinner tonight and I thought it was very good. I made it according to the directions having to add in a bit more of everything because I had 5 boneless pork chops. I used fresh...

Most helpful critical review

The result was a very piney flavored topping that didn't do much good to the pork.

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I made this for dinner tonight and I thought it was very good. I made it according to the directions having to add in a bit more of everything because I had 5 boneless pork chops. I used fresh...

I cooked the chops separately as suggested by another cook in order to make a gravy. I also cut back on the rosemary and thyme after reading the reviews. It was delicious. Will make again.

I'd rate 3.5 if we could give half-stars. The thing is, if you were to use the full amount of rosemary and thyme, I don't think you'd be able to eat it! I used 1 tsp rosemary and just 1/2 tsp ...

My husband raved about this, saying it was a keeper. I plan to also try it with chicken thighs.

This was GOOD! The only changes I made were to modify it for two people in stead of four and I used fresh rosemary. We loved it! Perfect balance of sweet and savory.

Just made less since it's only hubby and I - one apple! Very, very good will definitely make again!

This is delicious. I used thicker pork chops and cooked for about 8 minutes on each side. I also used fresh herbs. This recipe is the first pork chop recipe my husband liked and continues to req...

My husband and I both thought this was a wonderful cold weather comfort dish. Served it with pierogies and a green salad. Plan to make it many more times just as the recipe is presented.

It made the house smell wonderful and also reminded the family of sitting by a fire in the autumn time roasting marshmallows! The apple onion topping was great and the pork chops were yummy, too.