Skillet Pork with Sweet Spiced Apples #SundaySupper

It’s official!  Fall is here!
I don’t know about you, but allergies aside, I adore fall.  The temperatures cool down, the leaves start to change, the breeze has just a little nip and the smells of the changing seasons are in the air.  And the apples.  There is nothing quite like the smell of an orchard loaded with apples.
Apples are a versatile fruit, widely available in many varieties, something that you can eat straight from the tree or take to a pan.  We like them in every way imaginable around here.  Desserts aside, my favorite way to enjoy apples is with pork.  You know how sage is the perfect compliment to poultry?  Apples are the perfect compliment to pork.  Many people enjoy a simple apple sauce with pork chops and stuffing, but I like to take it a little further…
Skillet Pork with Sweet Spiced Apples
4 Center Loin Chops
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
 2 Apples (if small, 4)
4 Tbsp Butter
4 Tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Salt
Start by heating the oil over medium-high heat in a non-stick skillet. Season the pork chops lightly with salt and pepper, then add them to the pan.  Don’t worry, you are not cooking the pork chops through at this point, you are simply searing them a bit on the outside.  Let the chops brown on each side and remove them from the pan.
While the chops are browning, core and thinly slice your apples.
Reduce the heat on the pan to low-medium and add the butter.  Once the butter melts, add the apples and remaining ingredients.  Stir to mix everything well, return the chops to the pan and cover.  Simmer 15 – 20 minutes, or until the pork and apples are cooked through, stirring occasionally.
We enjoy our pork and apples served over mashed potatoes or stuffing.  If pork isn’t your thing, that’s ok!  We’ve got a little something for everyone at this week’s #SundaySupper.  Check out all the awesome dishes the #SundaySupper team cooked up this week…

Here’s our Autumn Apple Party Menu!

Soups, Salads, Starters and Breads
Main Meals
Sides
Desserts

Beverages

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite apple recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat! We’d also love to feature your apple recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!
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40 Responses to Skillet Pork with Sweet Spiced Apples #SundaySupper

  1. Katie says:

    This recipe sounds absolutely amazing! I love apples and pork together… Thank you for sharing!

  2. Renee Dobbs says:

    I think this might actually be a dish that would get my husband to eat pork chops. Sounds wonderful

  3. Pork and apples together rock! Great dish.

  4. This dish looks absolutely scrumptious. I adore all the flavors you used. Can’t wait to try this one. Yay for fall! Happy #SS!

  5. Baker Street says:

    Great recipe for pork chops! So easy to put together too! I’ll surely try it next weekend. :)

  6. Yum, looks so good and nice and simple!

  7. This looks so amazingly insane that I can barely stand it. I’m always looking for a way to do chops! YUM!

  8. Pork and apples go so good together!

  9. The colors of this dish are wonderfully golden! Love the combination of flavors. Have a nice sunday!

  10. Great minds think alike – I did pork, too! This looks awesome and I can’t wait to try it!

  11. This dish sounds, and looks so good! Thank you for sharing :)

  12. Tora Estep says:

    I am starving. This looks and sounds delicious. Pork and apples are just one of the greatest combinations there is.

  13. I love pork with apples! This looks like something I could whip up after work for a really hearty fall meal! Pinned!! I made a dish for Daring Kitchen a few months back that was pork chops stuffed with goat cheese and cooked with apples and parsnips.

  14. Soni says:

    This looks like a perfect weeknight meal for my family :)Love the flavors and the look!Beautiful :)

  15. Soni says:

    This looks like a perfect weeknight meal for my family :) Looks absolutely beautiful!!

  16. Laura Hunter says:

    Pork and apple are perfect together and your preparation of the pork in this recipe is amazing.

  17. Yum! This sounds so good! I shouldn’t read these things when I’m hungry!

  18. Patsyk says:

    I don’t make pork chops often, but this dish looks too good not to try it out on my family!

  19. Alex says:

    There are two combinations I love in Autumn [NOT! my favourite season, by the way]: pork and chestnuts, and pork and apples. I’m probably doing this tomorrow…

  20. Chelsea says:

    This looks fantastic and would smell so good! I’d like to try with turkey cutlets too!

  21. These look amazing! The golden brown color on those has me drooling-I can totally imagine the sweet apple sauce on these.

  22. Yummy!!! Pork and apples go so well together.

  23. Megan @Irun4Wine says:

    This looks really good! Apples and pork are the perfect combo!

  24. Susan says:

    I love your version of pork chops with apples. Also fall is the best season out of them all, I agree with everything you said!

  25. Tara says:

    Pork chops and apples, one of my favs!!

  26. This is a great version of pork and apples (not a fan of the traditional applesauce)!

  27. Kim Bee says:

    This is gorgeous. Such a classic with apples and pork. Love it.

  28. I bet those spiced apples tasted wonderful with the pork.

  29. Of course I’m digging all the sweet recipes this week but I really love the savoury takes on apple. This looks and sounds amazing. I’ve actually never used apple in a savoury dish and I’m going to start with this. Perfectly seared pork chops and sauteed apples – what’s not to love?

  30. Faye Leong says:

    I like the idea to serve the pork and apples over the mashed potatoes….must be yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  31. Lizzy Do says:

    I love sauteing apples with my pork chops! Your apples look magnificent and I will use this recipe next!!! YUMMY #SS dish~

  32. It can’t be said enough…pork and apples is a perfect combo! I love the idea of sauteing in the pan together!

  33. Alice Choi says:

    Love this! I love anything pork!

  34. Sarah Reid says:

    Wow! My mom made pork and applesauce but never like this!

  35. Kicked me out the first time, so commenting again. Looks so yummy ! Great combo !

  36. Sarah says:

    I’m imagining myself cutting into that succulent pork and just soaking it in the pan sauce and then proceeding to shovel it in my mouth. Please excuse my manners but I can’t help myself.

  37. Pork with apples is one of my favorite dishes! Yours looks great!

  38. Sheila Fretz says:

    This looks yummy I can’t wait to try!

  39. YES! I am so making this soon!

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