Pork Chops and Apples

Here’s an easy-to-make dish that’s perfect when you’re cooking for two!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 2

1
medium unpeeled cooking apple, sliced
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
2
bone-in pork rib chops, about 3/4 inch thick (about 1/4 pound each)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place apples in 1 1/2-quart rectangular casserole. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover with foil; bake 15 minutes.
  • 2 Trim fat from edge of pork. Spray 8- or 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Cook pork in hot skillet about 6 minutes, turning once, until light brown.
  • 3 Place pork in single layer on apples. Cover and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until pork is no longer pink when cut near the bone, meat thermometer reads 145°F and apples are tender.

Expert Tips

Follow cook times for pork carefully. Today’s pork is lean and requires shorter cooking times. Overcooking pork will make it tough.

Use a sharp knife to cut most of the fat from pork chops, being careful not to cut into the meat.

Serve hearty rye bread and pickled beets to complete an Oktoberfest menu.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
45 mg
45 %;
Sodium
30 mg
30 %;
Total Carbohydrate
24 g
24 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
15 g
15 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Fruit; 2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.