Skillet Apple Butter Pork Chops

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Try this delicious, cozy 20-minute meal cooked in one skillet! Juicy pork chops sizzled in apple butter with tender, sweet brown sugar apples on top? Yes, please. 🍎 This is an easy, comforting 20-minute meal the whole family loves!

I love fall traditions. Unboxing all the cozy sweaters out of storage. Roaring bonfires in the backyard and sticky s’mores hands. Simmering warm apple cider in the slow cooker. But, my favorite tradition has to be our twice-a-year stomp through the apple orchard to pick the roundest, juiciest red apples we can find. Crunching into the crispest ones we find, as we hunt, of course.

After we’ve made the pies, crumbles and cakes we’ve been craving, well . . . we’re usually still left with a good ten pounds of apples! And when dinnertime is in desperate need of some creativity, you bet I’m looking at my overflowing fruit bowl for inspo!

This comforting combo of tender, juicy pork and sweet, slow-simmered apples in brown sugar and apple butter? It is what fall dreams are made of.

All you need for this delicious weeknight dinner is six ingredients, plus a pinch of salt and pepper. The aromas that this one-skillet dinner gives the house are something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. All sweet, spicy, earthy and so utterly inviting. With a scoop of mashed potatoes on the side of these Apple Butter Pork Chops, there is nothing that says “welcome home” better than this quick, cozy meal.

Is your mouth watering yet? 🤤 Let me show you the easy steps and let’s get cooking!

Ready to create your own Skillet Apple Butter Pork Chops?

• Coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Set to medium-high heat.

• Season both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper. Add pork chops to the hot skillet. Cook for 8 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Remove pork to a plate.

• Using the same skillet, melt butter. Add apple slices and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in apple butter, brown sugar and chili powder. Bring to a low simmer.

• Push apples to sides of skillet. Place pork chops in skillet and cook another 1-2 minutes. Spoon apple mixture on top of pork, as it continues cooking.

• Spoon apple mixture over individual servings and serve hot.

Keep reading for full ingredient list + recipe, below

Looking for more fall dinner recipes? Try these!

• Roasted Apple Cider Chicken with Potatoes and Onions

• One-Pan Meatloaf and Roasted Potatoes

• Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders

• New England Creamy Clam Chowder

• Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo

• Slow Cooker Apple Cider BBQ Pulled Pork

• Skillet Italian Sausage, Peppers and Onions

• Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

• 3-Ingredient Crescent Hot Dog Rollups

• Sausage, Ricotta and Veggie Calzones

• Skillet French Onion Chicken

• Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon and Goat Cheese

After a long day of work and school, we love sitting down to a fast, flavor-packed dinner. This sweet and salty combination of juicy pork chops, fresh apples and my slow cooker apple butter absolutely fit the bill. This meal was quick, easy and rich with belly-filling goodness.

In fact, my picky 7-year-old didn’t stop complimenting the dinner between mouthfuls. In my house, her approval is the highest praise – ha!

I hope you try this recipe, and love it like we do! Please leave a comment and a star rating, if you try it out.

Skillet Apple Butter Pork Chops

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 to 3 bone-in pork chops
  • Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 fresh apples cored and thickly sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder

Instructions

  • Coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Set to medium-high heat.
  • Season both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper. Add pork chops to the hot skillet. Cook for 8 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Remove pork to a plate.
  • Using the same skillet, melt butter. Add apple slices and cook until tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in apple butter, brown sugar and chili powder. Bring to a low simmer.
  • Push apples to sides of skillet. Place pork chops in skillet and cook another 1-2 minutes. Spoon apple mixture on top of pork, as it continues cooking.
  • Spoon apple mixture over individual servings and serve hot.
  • Enjoy!
Course: Main Course

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