• Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Pork Chops With Spiced Apples

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 Ingredients List

  • Pork Chops-
  • 4 pork chops boneless loins, about 1-inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 8 sprigs of thyme
  • Pork Brine-
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 cups water (warm)
  • Pork Spice Mix-
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/16 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper ground
  • Spiced Apples-
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion thinly sliced (1/8-inch), about 2 cups
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 Fuji apples thinly sliced (1/8-inch), about 3 cups
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apple jelly or apricot jelly
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/16 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1/16 teaspoon ginger ground
  • 1/16 teaspoon nutmeg ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


In a medium sized bowl, whisk together ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup salt, 1 tablespoon peppercorns, and 2 cups warm water until dissolved. Add the pork chops to the brine, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes up to 2 hours.

Spiced Apples-
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onions, garlic and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Cook until onions are translucent but not brown, constantly stirring, for 8 minutes.
Add 1 tablespoon butter to the pan and sliced apples. Cook, occasionally stirring until apples are just tender, about 8 minutes.
Add the vinegar, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add jelly, honey and Dijon mustard to the pan, stir, and cook for 2 minutes. Add chopped bacon and cook for one minute. Add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon salt, stir and cook for one minute.
Set apples aside until ready to serve.

Drain the pork chops from the brine and dry thoroughly with paper towels. Evenly sprinkle the spice blend on each side of the pork chops, about ¼ - ½ teaspoon of spice on each side.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully add the spiced pork chops to the hot pan, cooking 5-6 minutes on the first side each side until golden brown on the surface. Flip the loin chops and add 1 tablespoon butter to the center of the pan, and evenly distribute the rosemary and thyme in the pan. Cook the other side of the pork chops for another 5-6 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest chop reaches 140° F. Transfer chops to a serving plate.
Reheat the spiced apples and top each pork chop with apples. Enjoy!

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