This One Pan Baked Apple Pork Chops is a QUICK & EASY dinner recipe perfect for Fall. Made all in ONE PAN and comforting flavors your that will bring your family to the dinner table every time!
This is the PERFECT easy, yet comforting meal, combining juicy pork chops with fresh apples, herbs and just a hint of Marsala.
Everyone loves a one pot or one pan dinner, right? I know I do, especially when it can be on the table in around 30 minutes, just like this One Pot Chicken Orzo Pasta. You heard right, 30 minutes, a flavorful meal and only one pan to wash up. Winning!
Baked Apple Pork Chops have ALL the comforting flavors
One of the great flavors in this easy Baked Apple Pork Chops dinner is fresh herbs. I love, love, love using fresh herbs in meals and it’s something you just can’t recreate with dried. The herbs of choice here are sage and thyme – both besties with pork and they also happen to be my favorites.
Something else that pork benefits greatly from is sweetness. I grew up with apple sauce on the side of every pork dinner but in this recipe for Baked Apple Pork Chops, I’ve left the apple in slices. The apples still get super soft but retain their shape at the same time. The sweet apples are enhanced by a little kick of Marsala (a sweet wine) but if you don’t have it on hand or can’t find it, a sweet sherry or light port will do the trick.
How to make Baked Apple Pork Chops
This recipe for Baked Apple Pork Chops is pretty simple as many one pan meals are. I use bone in pork chops as they have more flavor but if you prefer, go ahead and use boneless.
The seasoned pork chops are first seared to get a little color, then you’ll start adding the other ingredients. Bring the sauce to a boil and place it in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
Baked Apple Pork Chops have a sweet, sticky sauce
These Baked Apple Pork Chops deserve every bit of that thick caramelized sauce but depending on the heat of your stove top, sometimes the sauce may not thicken up as you want. If this happens, all you need to do is transfer the chops, once baked, to a warm plate and cover with foil. Then heat the sauce on the stove top again for a few minutes until it thickens up. Job done.
Serving Suggestions to pair with this Baked Apple Pork Chops dinner
Love baked apple recipes?
Try these recipes using apples…
- Slow Cooker Applesauce
- Apple Dump Cake with Fresh Apples
- Stewed Apples
- Ina Garten Apple Crisp
- Sliced Baked Apples
- Sauteed Apples – How to Make and Use
- Broccoli Apple Salad
- Caramel Apple Empanadas
- Apple Banana Smoothie
- Green Apple Smoothie
- Rhubarb and Apple Crumble
Check out the recipe below for these One Pan Baked Apple Pork Chops and enjoy a simple, comforting meal this Fall.
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Baked Apple Pork Chops
- 4 pork chops on the bone about 3/4 inch thick
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt + pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 10-12 fresh sage leaves
- 1/4 cup 1/2 stick butter
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/8 cup marsala
- 1/8 cup fresh thyme leaves stalks discarded
- 2 apples sliced
- Preheat the oven to 450F.
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Rub the pork chops with olive oil, followed by the salt, pepper and sugar making sure it's evenly dispersed.
- Once the skillet is hot, add the pork chops. Sear them on one side for about 2 minutes. Add the sage leaves to the pan and turn the pork chops to sear the other side.
- Add the butter to the pan a let it melt and brown a little. Gradually pour in the chicken stock and marsala. Mix well, then add the thyme leaves. Bring the sauce to a boil, then add the sliced apple. Turn off the heat and transfer the skillet to the oven.
- Bake for around 12-15 minutes. The sauce should be nice and thick (if not, just remove the pork chops from the pan and simmer the sauce on the stove top until desired thickness).