Rating: 4.12 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This recipe was quick and easy. Clean pork flavor with light apple and rosemary accents. Serve with green beans and mashed potatoes.

Recipe Summary test

10 mins
15 mins
2 hrs 15 mins
2 hrs 40 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir honey and salt into water in a large bowl until honey and salt are dissolved into the brine. Place pork chops in the brine and let sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  • Remove pork chops from brine, rinse, and pat dry. Place chops on a plate and refrigerate until dry, about 10 minutes. Discard brine.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sprinkle pepper over the pork chops.

  • Melt butter and olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat; cook pork chops until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip pork chops and season with rosemary; add apples. Cover skillet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until pork chops are cooked through, about 12 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Remove pork chops from skillet and allow to rest a few minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

When I cooked these, I also made baked apples (brown sugar-, cinnamon-, and butter-stuffed.) I took the drippings from the baked apples and added it to the drippings from the chops and used as a glaze.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 33.6g; carbohydrates 18.2g; fat 24.3g; cholesterol 107.3mg; sodium 3910.2mg. Full Nutrition