Rating: 4.14 stars
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0

I was playing around in my kitchen one day and discovered two lonely apples in my refrigerator. I hate having food go to waste, so I decided to use them on my pork chops. Well, my husband just loved them, and the recipe was so quick and easy. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place pork chops in a foil lined 9x9 inch baking dish and season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange the sliced apples over and around the chops and brush all liberally with the ketchup. Then sprinkle with the brown sugar.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 45 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 21.9g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 33.6mg; sodium 190.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (78)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2005
I read EVERY single review of this recipe before I made it b/c I was skeptical of using ketchup with apples. I should have followed my instinct. No one would even touch the apples and we had to use bbq sauce to cover the pork chops. Save your ingredients for something else b/c if you think it looks bad it tastes worse. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2004
I liked this recipe. I didn't find it too sweet but that might be becuase I served it over rice with steamed vegetables so there was a good balance. My one gripe would be that I followed the advice of others and seared the meat first which I found, after baking for 45 minutes left my chops a little on the dry side. Next time, I'll probably just stick to recipe directions and not fry ahead of time. Also the suggestion to bake the chops and apples over a bed of onions was a good idea and really added to the flavor of the dish! Read More
(20)
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2005
I read EVERY single review of this recipe before I made it b/c I was skeptical of using ketchup with apples. I should have followed my instinct. No one would even touch the apples and we had to use bbq sauce to cover the pork chops. Save your ingredients for something else b/c if you think it looks bad it tastes worse. Read More
(45)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2004
Extremely flavorful and juicy. Added sauted onion deleted ketchup and sprinkled cinnamon and brown sugar over apples. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/09/2004
I liked this recipe. I didn't find it too sweet but that might be becuase I served it over rice with steamed vegetables so there was a good balance. My one gripe would be that I followed the advice of others and seared the meat first which I found, after baking for 45 minutes left my chops a little on the dry side. Next time, I'll probably just stick to recipe directions and not fry ahead of time. Also the suggestion to bake the chops and apples over a bed of onions was a good idea and really added to the flavor of the dish! Read More
(20)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
the ketchup will ruin this recipe! so we didn't use it. add sliced onions to this recipe. (the bed of onions was a good tip!) I layered all in a pan starting with onions in the bottom of the pan spread evenly pork chops next with salt and pepper sprinkle then the apples a little cinnamon and the brown sugar. they were moist and delicious. i would make this again for company. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
I made tis for my family last night.Everyone loved it. I found that the apples released a great deal of juice. After the chops were done I removed them fom the pan and kept them warm while I reduced the pan juices and added a bit of butter, maybe 2 tablespoon, to add richness. Made a great sauce. Thank you. I will use often. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2009
Ohmygoodness.. GOOD! I read the suggestions from the others. I decided on this: I peppered chops and layed them on a bed of onions. Cut up some apples and put them on. Sprinkled w brown sugar and drizzled with reg bbq sauce. 350 in oven until done. It was pretty chops were tender my apples were perfect taste was wonderful. This indeed will be a regular in my house. Many thanks. (even better the next day!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2004
This is a very good recipe. I agree it doesn't look the best but it was very tasty. My kids loved it!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2003
The pork chops turned out tough and dry and the ketchup dried on the apples and it didn't look very appetizing. I won't be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2011
i'm not a huge pork fan because I always find it too dry or tough. This one was delicious! Super moist and tender. I did change one thing though I put mine in the slow cooker and added a little bit of apple juice and water for liquid. Turned out great! I don't care for the apples myself but the meat was wonderful. Read More
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