Pork Chops with Apples

Published on November 9, 2011 By Lauren
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    These apple pork chops will fill your craving for a sweet and savory dish. With only a few ingredients, it's so easy too!

    This weeks recipe for Cooking with the FREE & Cheap is Apple Pork Chops.  This dish does not look ‘cheap’ at all, and is a great recipe to serve guests without feeling like you are cooking them an inexpensive meal.

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    Ok back to the recipe at hand…

    Here on ‘I am THAT lady’ I LOVE to show you recipes that you can make for $10 or less, using ingredients that are FREE or Cheap at your local grocery store.  The prices used in this post are taken from my local grocery store; you can find comparable prices at your store. To print this recipe, you can hit the printer icon at the bottom of this post.


    Caramel Apple Pork Chops



    • 1 – 1.5 lbs boneless center cut pork chops
    • 3 apples – peeled, cored, and sliced
    • 1/2 onion, sliced
    • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
    • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
    • ¼ cup butter
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Olive oil



    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
    3. Lightly rub pork chops with olive oil and then generously season both sides with salt and pepper.
    4. Place pork chops in hot pan and get a nice sear on both sides.
    5. Place in a 13×9 baking dish.
    6. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    7. Put butter in a small saucepan and add the brown sugar mixture, apples and onion.  Heat over medium heat until everything is combined and apples and onions are just tender.  Arrange apples over pork chops and drizzle the remaining sauce on top of them.
    8. Cover the baking dish with foil and cook for 25 minutes, remove foil and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or until done.


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