Pork Chops, Apples, and Greens


Pork chops and applesauce get an upgrade in this elegant dish featuring apples and baby spinach tossed in a spicy honey mustard sauce. Try combining different varieties of apples for flavor that is truly dynamic.

Total Time:
30 mins


  • 4 5 ounce boneless pork chops

  • 3 slices dried bread

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 2 tablespoon spicy brown mustard

  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 2 cooking apples, cored and sliced

  • 6 cup packaged baby spinach

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place each chop between waxed paper or plastic wrap. With the flat side of a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound pork to 1/2-inch thickness.

  2. In a food processor process bread to crumbs; place in a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish lightly beat the egg with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Dip pork into egg and then bread crumbs to coat.

  3. In a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork to skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side until golden on the outside and an instant-read thermometer inserted in pork registers 145°F. Transfer chops to a platter; cover to keep warm.

  4. Stir honey, mustard, and vinegar into skillet drippings. Add apple slices; cook about 3 minutes until crisp-tender. Add spinach; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Toss until just wilted.

  5. Serve chops with apples and spinach. Drizzle with pan juices and sprinkle with pepper.

    Pork Chops, Apples & Greens
    Andy Lyons

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

432 Calories
13g Fat
41g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 432
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 678mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 16.3mg 82%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 703mg 15%
Folate, total 109.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*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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