Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

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Happy Monday, everyone!  I’m excited to be kicking off the week by sharing with you about a new (and free!) e-book that I am a part of — The Cooking For Comfort E-Cookbook!

I am honored to be joining with The National Pork Board on this collaborative project, which features recipes from a bunch of talented bloggers, Chef Michelle Bernstein (James Beard Award Winner), and Ray Lampe (BBQ expert), and others.  In a nutshell, this free e-cookbook is true to its name, and is comfort food at its finest.  There are recipes ranging from Cassie’s Sweet Potato & Maple Sausage Breakfast Skillet, to Lauren’s biscuits and gravy, Jenny’s Bacon Pesto Mac & Cheese, and so many more.

The first of my two contributions to this cookbook goes out to my Dad — this Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops recipe.

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops Recipe |

For as long as I can remember, my dad has loved pork chops.

And let me tell you, he can also grill a darn good pork chop.  I remember even during freezing winters growing up, when it was “pork chop” night, my dad would happily bundle up and head out to the grill and sear them up to juicy perfection.  While my mom, sister, and I — of course — stayed in the comfort of the warm kitchen to make sides, toppings, etc.  Then we would all sit down to a delicious dinner together to enjoy it all.

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops Recipe |

Not much has changed since I was a kid.  Dad still loves pork chops.  And I still prefer to be inside (especially this chilly week!) rather than manning the grill during the winter comfort food months.

So for my pork contribution to the e-cookbook, I decided to make this Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops recipe.  Although my version can be made entirely indoors in a good ol’ skillet.  (That’s my kind of comfort!)

And let me assure you, this one’s a good one.  Thick, juicy pork chops are seared to perfection.  And then they are topped with a creamy, sweet and cinnamon-y topping of sauteed apples and onions.  It’s a one-skillet meal that’s full of sweet and savory flavors, and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops Recipe |

So be sure to download your own free copy of the Cooking for Comfort E-Cookbook today, and check out the National Pork Board on their website, TwitterFacebook and Pinterest.

Then get ready to enjoy some serious comfort food.  :)

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Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Thick, juicy pork chops are topped with a creamy, sweet, cinnamon-y apple and onion topping. It’s comfort food at its best!



  • 4 Ribeye (rib) pork chops, bone-in, about 3/4-inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 apples, peeled (optional), cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 large white onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • 2/3 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


  1. Generously season the chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Immediately add the pork chops and cook until brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Let chops rest for 3 minutes.
  3. Return the skillet to medium-high heat and melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Immediately add the apples and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and cayenne. Stir in the apple cider and cream. Add the pork chops, nestling them into the liquid, and cook until the internal temperature of the pork reaches between 145 degrees F. (medium rare), with a 3-minute rest, and 160 degrees F. (medium), 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  4. Serve the chops with the apple mixture spooned on top

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops Recipe |

Disclaimer: This is a compensated sponsored post from the National Pork Board.  All opinions are 100% my own as always, and I’m honored to be a part of the project.  Thank you for supporting the brands which help make this blog possible! :)

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171 comments on “Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops”

  1. I made these pork chops last night and must say it was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. The whole family loved it! FWIW: I sliced more apples than called for bc they are so good. Worked out great!

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  3. i made this tonight for dinner and hubby and I thought it was delicious!  I didn’t have cider or Apple juice so I just used chicken stock.  This one is a keeper!  Thank you for sharing.

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  6. This was very good… family loved it! Trying to find different things for dinner!

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  14. I found this on pinterest and made it tonight, and I totally misread the ingredients! I added Apple cider VINEGAR instead of plain Apple cider, but it was delicious! I’m going to try it the right way next time, but I will definitely be making it again with the vinegar as it adds a nice punch. I served it with a salad a d used the sauce as dressing, it was so good. I let it cook and reduce for a few minutes after I added the vinegar and then added the cream so it wouldn’t be too much of a kick, just a heads up.

    Disclaimer: I am 8 months pregnant, so in real life this might have been a horrible mistake and my weird pregnancy tastes are justifying it…but my 2 year old are it without complaint so who knows!

  15. making these today and they smell great. Cant wait to have a nice meal for a change instead of hot dogs and mac and cheese, lol.

  16. I made these tonight and oh my goodness!! I used more apples since we love apples. I will definitely be making these again 

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  19. These were delicious although I forgot the apple cider so I substituted wild vines blackberry merlot instead of the cider.  Still yummy. Even my husband ate this and he says he hates onions but the onions took on the Apple cinnamon  flavor . So he liked it. 

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  21. is this recipe gluten free? Thanks!

    • Hi Sara! The only ingredient in this recipe that we’re not certain about is the apple cider, so we’d suggest just checking the label first. We hope this helps!

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  28. I’ve never made pork chops at home, but this is too good to pass. Pork and apples is one of my favourite combos. Thanks for the inspiration, Ali!

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  34. I don’t own a skillet, is a regular frying pan ok? 

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  37. Easy to make. Added bacon, because well…bacon. Made it super delicious 

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  40. Can anybody tell me if i can substitute the white onions for a yellow one?

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  45. This is making me hungry! This looks like the perfect fall dinner!

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