This was created after lots of thinking on how to tease the taste buds between hot and sweet. These, paired with grilled asparagus and a good red wine, make for an awesome meal that will have your taste buds screaming for more. When cooked right, the seasoning mixture will practically caramelize over the chops. This helps seal in the juices and gives delicious flavor. Hope you guys enjoy.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
1 hr
1 hr 25 mins
3 servings


Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk barbeque sauce, apple butter, brown sugar, black pepper, and garlic together in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until sugar dissolves, about 30 seconds. Stir until sauce is smooth.

  • Place pork chops on a plate and pour sauce over chops. Refrigerate for flavors to soak into pork chops, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Cook pork chops on grill until cooked through, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

I use apple butter made with maple syrup for the added flavor. You can adjust the seasonings to your liking.

Refrigerating the pork chops with the sauce before cooking is optional.

Nutrition Facts

269 calories; protein 13.7g; carbohydrates 36g; fat 7.6g; cholesterol 46.2mg; sodium 488mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I prepared as written with 1/4c honey bbq sauce and 1/4c spicy bbq sauce. I baked it in the oven at 425 for 10min on each side. These turned out great! Very good flavor! Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
I prepared as written with 1/4c honey bbq sauce and 1/4c spicy bbq sauce. I baked it in the oven at 425 for 10min on each side. These turned out great! Very good flavor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy to make...the sauce glazes to the pork chops and it's great. My kids loved the sweet aspect to the sauce and devoured the pork chops. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious. I bought a pork loin and brined using Baking Nana's brine recipe and then sliced to about 1" thick and froze until ready to use. Thawed the pork and followed the recipe as is. Definitely a keeper. So moist and tender and the sauce was delicious. I thought it would be too sweet but it was perfect. I used Bullseye bbq sauce. Thanks for a keeper weldin-an-cookin! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I didn't have any apple butter so I substituted applesauce. I also let these marinate overnite. Very tender and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic!! Guests loved it! I used pear butter instead of apple butter and it turned out really good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe resulted in nice juicy tender and flavorful chops that were easy to prepare with ingredients I had on hand. That warrants a definite 5 star rating in my book! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Make sure grill is not too hot so sauce soaks in rather than burning. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yummy! I halved the sauce for just 2 chops, I think that was still a bit too much sauce. I also cut up and apple, skewered it and basted it with the sauce, that was really good with the pork. Quick and easy week night dinner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made this the first time using maple-flavored BBQ sauce, marinated overnight, turned out really good, but a little sweet for my taste. The second time I used a mustard-based Carolina sauce, marinated again overnight -- Bingo! Just a little tang, nothing overpowering. Read More