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Seared Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apples

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 5-10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10-15 mins
  • Total Time: 15-25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


Simple seared pork chops with sauteed apples with cinnamon.



Pork Chops:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 44 ounce boneless or bone-in thick cut pork chops
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cinnamon Apples:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium granny smith apples, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons water or apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch kosher or sea salt


  1. In a large cast iron, non-stick or stainless-steel skillet, heat the oil to medium. Season the pork chops with salt and black pepper. Once the skillet is hot, add the pork chops and season 3-5 minutes per side or until each side has a browned crust. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook 4-5 more minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center of each pork chop reads 140 degrees. Transfer to a plate and let sit 5 minutes.
  2. To the same skillet, add the butter and increase the heat to medium. Once the butter is melted, add the apples and sauté 3-4 minutes or until slightly soft. Add the water or apple juice and bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Serve cinnamon apples over the pork chops.


Cooking Tip: Get the pan and oil hot before adding the seasoned pork chops. Allow a lightly browned crust to form on the pork before flipping.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 330
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Sodium: 159mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 23g

Keywords: pork, pork chops, dinner, entree