Pork: Pork Dishes: Caramel Apple Pork Chops

The flavor of the classic apple treat is evoked in this tasty Fall entrée!

Author: The National Pork Board
Date: October 16, 2012

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x pork chops

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins


    1 lb boneless, lean pork chops, 3/4-inch thick (about 4 oz each)
    2 Tbsp brown sugar
    1 dash each of salt and pepper, to taste
    1/8 tsp cinnamon
    1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
    2 Tbsp buttery spread (such as Smart Balance)
    2 medium tart red apples, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
    3 Tbsp chopped pecans


    Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté pork chops, 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until both sides are evenly browned. Remove; keep warm.

    In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    Add buttery spread to skillet. Stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or just until apples are tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops; keep warm.

    Continue cooking mixture in skillet, uncovered, until sauce thickens slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.


    Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans, if desired.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:278 cals
Kilojoules:1,161 kJ
Fat:10.7 g
Carbohydrates:14.7 g
Protein:30.6 g
Cholesterol:76.0 mg
Sodium:337 mg
Saturated Fat:2.6 g
Fiber:2.2 g
Calcium:23.0 mg
Total Sugars:11.7 g

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