Love your blog and your approach to cooking! One of our favourite meals! It’s a red meat! Thanks in advance!! I quickly seared both sides of all four chops before putting them in the crock pot and then added the ingredients according to the recipe. I’m a newbie to cooking – but I’d love to adapt this recipe for a crock pot. Very tender and loved the onion/apple/sugar drizzle. Plus I will never go back to making mashed potatoes with out the roasted garlic. idahomichele – it’s ok to be an Idaho girl and not like potatoes – but I’m glad these ones won you over. I’ve had no problem with the boneless as they were same thickness as my usual bone in. I only had 2 hours to bake it so I did it at 350. 4 bone-in pork loin chops (at least 1/2-inch thick) Serve with Sautéed Apples and Caramelized Onions. Arrange the pork chops in a single layer on top of the apples and onions. It has come at a price and pork has lost a bit of flavor and is easier to overcook and dry out. Although, I must warn – if you live in an apartment, open the windows and shut your closet doors when cooking way too good to worry about that though! Tonight, however, to my dismay, my apples were no good. Also, I’m thrilled the pork chops were such a hit! My husband called me a gourmet cook. if I were using boneless chops, and especially if I were halving the recipe, I probably would not bake them for the whole 3 hours. When I asked my husband before making this if he liked pork chops he said “not really, they are always dry.” Well, this was amazing! While great in the fall, I tend to eat them year ’round. Or stick with the brown sugar? Your email address will not be published. I’m making them again for Mother’s Day for my Mother in Law. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the apples and onions. They were burnt to the pan. Any advice would be welcomed! Made these a couple of nights ago and they were deeeelicious! I make them at least once a month! Your presentation and what you are sharing are one point. Hello Rachel! These prok chops are my all time fav! Thank you for your amazing recipes- we are living off of them while being confined to our house. Had bone-in pork and not sure what to do….the pork turned out amazing – yum…the apples and onions all on top of the potatoes served with steamed brussel sprouts which really was the perfect side. The ten-year-old looked on pretty skeptically as I layered onions, apples, and pork chops into a pan. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. I love seeing all the goodness you are whipping up in your kitchens! 2 lbs boneless pork chops. Kasey – I’m glad these are such a hit with your family! This classic combination makes a perfect fall or winter dinner. It was so good !! I have never had a solid win with pork chops until tonight with your recipe above. Stop it! Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. Louve your récipes! Sounds like everyone else had better success with the right cut of meat. Next time I plan to follow the recipe exactly but I just wanted to use up what I already had on hand. . Does the cooking time change a lot if it is? Cook for another 6 minutes, or until the pork chops reach 145 degree internal temperature. The only thing I did different was, I didnt have apples so I used applesauce…. Thanks! The apples did get pretty soft but I thought they were fabulous when paired with a bite of pork! Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you (1) How much I love your site. Put the pork chops in and sear them for about 2 … I have a ton of boneless chops in the freezer, could I use those? Overall, a phenomenal meal. Mel, I’ve been making this recipe for over a year now thanks to you, and it’s always a success. Great recipe!!!! (actually no, i halved it). Turn heat to low and simmer pork chops, covered, for 20 minutes. Looking forward to trying this recipe!:). This sounds delicious!! I will let you know how it turns out. In fact they’re already asking me to make it again. Add the onions and water … This is a wonderful recipe! I bet red potatoes would be equally delicious – they are some of my favorites. Definitely a keeper! Add the chicken broth. Delicious Apple Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions will quickly become a family favorite. Divide the onion and apples among the pork chops and enjoy. I use this recipe a lot because it is so flavourful and delicious! Lol! Arrange the pork chops in a single layer on top of the apples and onions. By signing up you agree to's terms of use and privacy policy. I think you could easily vary this recipe – sounds like some fun/delicious changes. There are 8 people, so I am thinking I’ll need about 12 chops (4 big guys might need seconds). I questioned the directions of cooking them for 3 hours but followed along anyhow. So did my wife. 2. (Or you may just add them raw to the roast.) I did a pork chop apple onion dish once before but it came out a little soggy and dull, but I KNOW that flavor combo with the tart green apples could be really good. Thanks. I made these for my family last night and although the chops were tender and tasty, instead of the onions carmelizing, I ended up with a soupy mixture at the bottom of the pan. Thanks. I’m surprised that the pork chops were dry – I guess there is something to the bone-in chops like Melanie (author of the recipe) suggested. Excellent recipe. I have recently stumbled upon your blog, made several things and have had success with all of them, this included. I love your recipes but this is a real favourite. I can’t wait for my husband to get home from his meeting to try it. Mel baked hers in the oven, but since temperatures are rising (finally!!!!) Hi Linda – thanks for checking in! A number of decades ago pig farmers decided to try and compete with chicken and branded themselves as “the other white meat.” Pigs were bred and modified to be leaner and whiter. It was wonderful. I have used boneless and bone in. This was soooooo good! Thanks ladies! Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake in the preheated oven for three hours. Thanks these look yummy!!! So glad the cream puff shell didn’t fail you! They were a success. How would cooking time change? I seasoned the pork chops with salt, pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and a tish of smoked paprika- perfect with mashed sweet potato and wild rice and hazelnut stuffing. Trust me, you won’t regret it! I cooked them for about 8 hours on low. Served it with parm mash potatoes. I hope it works out better using bone-in chops! CAN EASILY MAKE AT HOME, Copyright © 2020 thestayathomechef.comAll rights reserved. I don’t do a ton of grilling in the summer, I like the meat to be very tender and the crock pot always does that for me. It was super tasty! – to next week’s meal plan. Season pork chops with salt and pepper to taste, and arrange in a medium oven safe skillet. This Pork Chops, Apples, and Onions recipe is an easy one meal with sweet caramelized onions and apples to balance out the savory, pan seared pork. Made this last night and oh my! 1/3 cup brown sugar My husband and son loved it. Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add pork chops. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. The pork fell off the bone, and it was tender and yummy. Thank you for this awesome home cooked meal . These sound so good! This looks mouth watering! You probably know this by now, but this recipe & picture is on the “Top 5” at the top of Tasty Kitchen [where they feature 5 recipes & pictures each day]! You really don’t know how much you’ve helped this amateur cook. I’m thrilled these worked out in the slow cooker (and thanks for the advice on the apples). I followed everything to a ‘T’and for some reason the brown sugar, apples and onion burned and the chops were extreemly dry and overcooked. Read through and you’ll probably get a good idea of what to do. Thanks for the recipe. I have eaten way too many overcooked pork chops and pork loins because home cooks treat it like chicken. 10 minutes Jennie! I did the foil tight and never checked it. Wow…these are fantastic. I even sliced more apples and onions and put them on top too and sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon. Thank you so much for all your hard work bringing us great tried and true recipes!! They were so easy, but looked and tasted so gourmet. Cover and simmer for 3 hours. Excellent recipe! 4 servings I try to bring disposable foil pans when I bring meals to families so they don’t have to worry about cleaning & returning anything. Thanks! Thank you! I just HAD to make these pork chops tonight after reading the recipe. And to Stephanie above- i make a lg quantity and freeze them.. Just as good thawed and re-heated! I put it all together last night, tossing the apples with Fruit Fresh to keep them from turning brown, and decided to put the meat on the bottom, then layered the onions, apples and brown sugar, figuring that would protect against loss of moisture. I don’t use sugar in cooking though, and find there is plenty of sweetness in the apples, so I just sub a splash of apple cider vinegar over the apples and onions instead, and it is amazing! This is my new favorite pork chop recipe. Thank you so much for your detailed instructions on these pork chops. Any advice to make that happen? If I only have boneless chops will it still work?? Top the onion slices with the apples. I am in Australia and will be following your site for more tasty dishes. My Brother in law was a Chef..Bone In Pork Chops are always more tender than boneless ones especially for baking for longer than an hour. My saving grace were the apples, onions & sauce for a little redeeming value. So I think I have the solution for all you who want to use boneless pork chops from costco. You must try this. It will probably only take about 4 minutes per side total. these were aweful! Loved the sweetness from the brown sugar . I am making it again for Christmas dinner! My sons LOVE pork so I was excited to try this recipe. He will LOVE it. Arrange cast iron skillet or baking dish with sliced onion, apple, pork chops, topped again with sliced onion and apple. I’m kosher so pork is out for me. Best mashed potatoes I’ve ever made! This would have been so much better! Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake in the preheated oven for three hours. If you cook a lean cut beyond that then it will overcook and dry out, becoming tough and chewy. We were engaged 6 months later. 5 pieces bacon, chopped. sliced (white or preferably vidalia when in season). I’ve tried something similar to this before, but without the sealed pan and long cooking time. If I were you and you wanted to make sure these would be a foolproof homerun for your in-laws, I would increase the pork chop count to 8 and straight up double the recipe (using 2 9X13-inch pans). During the last 2 minutes add in the brown sugar and stir through. I’ve barely been able to contain my excitement about sharing this meal with you! This was the meal I knew I could afford that would wow him. I will be making this very soon! I love seeing all the goodness you are whipping up in your kitchens! I made these pork chops for dinner tonight. Made both of these last night & they were great! Thanks for a great dinner! (common sense prevailed – we split it evenly lol). Thanks, Melanie! I had a large package of incredibly thick (Costco) boneless pork that I thought I’d try. Any one recommend what to try next …need to knock the socks off a boy… , Stephanie – hilarious about your parent’s comments! Serve the pork chops topped with the apple-onion mixture. i bought boneless chops from costco and followed the rest of the recipe. Thanks again! This was a huge hit with my family! Thanks!! It is really important to use good sized bone in chops. The decision was unanimous, it was absolutely delicious. Veronica – I still wouldn’t check them if I were you. Thanks, Mel! I had thick-cut boneless chops on hand, followed the recipe to the letter otherwise. i have never had luck with pork chops and was very excited to use this recipe. Should you reduce the cooking time if chops are a little less than 1/2″. However I had a thermometer in them and I am pretty sure they were done a little over an hour but was nervous to take them out so quickly. I read your review and decided to try it with both apples and a sprinkling of raisins  – amazingly good! I’ll add this recipe (and the parmesan garlic smashed potatoes – yum! I’m curious….I’ve been making this recipe for 2 years now, and it’s fabulous!! Thanks Mel! It made all the difference. My BFF Google brought me to your website after searching for make ahead recipes. Pork in the chicken broth and apple-onion mixture and place the pan in the oven. I can honestly say that not only did I like the chop (versus just tolerating it), but I could have eaten more than 1! Season the pork chops generously on both sides with salt and pepper. I am glad to know that this can work with boneless or bone-in – hearing from other commenters is invaluable so I appreciate you sharing your input. I was excited for a pork chop recipe since I have a bunch in my freezer from when I found them at an amazing price, but the ones I have are boneless. Thanks for sharing, Mel! 3 hours 9X13-inch Metal Baking Pan Get free recipes sent straight into your inbox! Beth – I’m glad that this recipe was worth it and that you loved it so much. I make is exactly how you’ve laid it out and perfection every time. Why did I use the pork chops in my freezer for a lackluster meal last week? Outfriggingstanding!! These fabulous Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Apples are a wonderful find. I hope your husband liked them as well. Step 8 I will definitely do this meal again. Since they had to be cooked so long, the apples were mushy and had virtually no taste. Maybe if I put the apples and onions on top it would help keep them moist, despite lifting the foil? I’d like to try this with boneless pork chops as well since that’s what I have on hand as well. If you are wondering if you should try this do! Hi I was wondering if I could make this in a crock pot or a dutch oven, if so how long and what temperature? 8-Inch Chef's Knife Hopefully if you dare try them again, they’ll turn out a little more tender! Please, tell me what is the capacity of your cup? Do you think it would taste good if I replaced the brown sugar with maple syrup, then added a little apple cider vinegar and a few shakes of red chile flakes to intensify the overall flavor tone? Use a meat thermometer if you have to! Take remaining apple and onion and place around the chops. Yum. Cool, eh? Melanie (the other one) is my friend and I can attest that all of her cooking that I have ever had is de-lish! Hi there, I so love your site..I made your Skillet Mac & Cheese the other night and from now on, that will be my staple mac & Cheese recipe.. Can I tell you that these are the best Pork Chops I have ever eaten?! It’s in the oven as we speak! Arrange the pork chops in a single layer on top of the apples and onions. Turn heat up to medium high and cook onions… so good! Hopefully if you cut the apples and onions thicker you’ll like it a bit better! Hello! Bake the chops 15 minutes until their internal temperature reaches 138 F on an instant-read thermometer . Veronica, ok, ok, I was wrong. Oh my! nancy – I haven’t halved it but I’m guessing it could be done that way just fine. Thanks for letting me know! Thank you soooo much! OMG! in response to cat – i had the exact same experience with my costco pork chops. We had these last night and they were delicious! I put in my second dish of them and I’m really hoping the foil is sealed tight and it doesn’t burn ! I absolutely LOVE this recipe but I’m wondering if you can make it in the insta pot? Melanie – I’m with Mandy – do you think we could use the boneless pork chops? Thanks for adding your additional expertise, Melanie! I’ve baked it for my neighbors, shared the recipe with friends, who have passed it on to their friends. The sweet onions, tart apples and savory pork combines to make a meal you won’t soon forget! Thanks for a great recipe! Granny Smith apples as a punch of sweetness to the savory flavor profile, and bourbon adds decadence. Season with salt and pepper. Personally the caramelized onions really took it up a notch, the sweetness of the onions really made the dish succulent. Any suggestions? I’m happy these turned out moist and tender for you…glad you liked them! Pork Chops with Caramelized Onion and Apples. 3. Looks awesome- I intend to try assembling, freezing, thawing and cooking this. My dad pulled me aside and told me not to tell my mother but “those were the best pork chops I have ever had.” My mother pulled me aside to say, “Gee, thank you…your father will never eat my prok chops again!” Hahaha. Certainly feels like a Fall/Winter supper but I will eat it year round. I absolutely agree that they needed to be bone-in. hmmm, anyway i made sure the foil was on tightle and let it cook for 3 hours. Made these yesterday with the parmesan mashed taters, holy moly..delicious! Over an inch thick. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Very good recipe for a snowy day in Maine. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth tender pork chop basking in caramelized apples and onions swimming in a sweet and savory sauce. It was so good. I think I will have to make these this weekend. These pork chops are one of my favorites. I’m a mom of two and one of which is a newborn – crock pot meals are all I can manage right now as I have limited time while both kids are asleep! I will definitely make it again. Not sure why I ended up with so much liquid. Ingredients After many years of making dried out pork chops I finally found success! Cinnamon Roll Swirl Coffee Cake From Scratch. . you don’t have to twist my arm to convince me that this’d be amazing! Get Pork Chops with Apples and Onions Recipe from Food Network You can also find 1000s of Food Network's best recipes from top chefs, shows and experts. This may be the reason why some pork chops get dried out, in this recipe, it is because of the bone..You really should use Bone-in. And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. Thawed some thick bone in chops today and don’t feel like frying more meat, just did fried seasoned breaded thin pork chops, so looking over your recipe. The apple juice will sizzle and reduce fairly quickly as the pork chops finish cooking. Mel to the rescue again! So glad I saw your awesome video which brought me to this great page! My friend and I have each tried this recipe a couple of times. Hi Mel- Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Caramelize the onions in butter. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper !Let’s start with the fact that pork is a red meat. Works like a charm :). I made this for Sunday lunch today and doubled the ingredients for 5 people which included 3 hungry men with big appetites for meat! Pork chops with apples is an easy to make and delicious fall dinner recipe. I was online yesterday trying to find a good bone-in pork chop recipe. 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