Caramel Apple Pork Chops


Pork chops and apples are spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg in this sweet and savory fall recipe. It's a guaranteed favorite for kids. Serve with smashed potatoes and buttered green beans.

close up view of Caramel Apple Pork Chops in a cast iron skillet on a stove
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 4 (3/4 inch) thick pork chops

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 medium tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced

  • 3 tablespoons pecans (Optional)


  1. Place a medium baking dish into the oven and preheat to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush chops lightly with oil and place into the hot pan. Cook until no longer pink in the center, 5 to 6 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Transfer to the baking dish in the preheated oven to keep warm.

  3. Stir brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl.

  4. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in apples and brown sugar mixture. Cover and cook until apples are just tender, about 5 minutes. Leaving the sauce in the skillet, remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange over pork chops; keep warm in the oven.

  5. Continue to cook sauce, uncovered, until thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Remove pork chops from the oven. Spoon sauce over top and sprinkle with pecans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
16g Fat
17g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 318mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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