Apple-Pecan Pork Chops


Brown sugar and butter create a sweet sauce that marries well with pork chops and apples. Choose a tart apple for more flavor and contrast. No matter your apple choice these apple brown sugar pork chops are a family favorite!

Apple-Pecan Pork Chops
Photo: Jacob Fox
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup thinly sliced red apple (1 medium)

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar


  1. Trim fat from chops. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper; set aside.

  2. In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat until it sizzles. Add apple; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Push apple to sides of skillet. Add chops; cook for 4 minutes. Turn chops, moving apple aside as needed. Spoon apple slices over chops. Sprinkle with pecans and brown sugar.

  3. Cook, covered, for 2 to 4 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of chops registers 145°F. Serve chops with apple slices and cooking juices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
18g Fat
14g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 2.2mg 11%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 808mg 17%
Folate, total 3.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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