Spiced Pork and Apples

Spiced Pork and Apples
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Marinate Time:
4 hrs
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins


  • 4 inch thin-cut boneless pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick; 1-1/4 pounds total)

  • ¼ cup peanut oil or vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup honey or packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon rice wine or sherry

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder

  • 1 2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 large baking apples (such as Cortland, Pippin, Rome Beauty, or Winesap), cored and cut into thick slices

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon or five-spice powder

  • 4 green onions, diagonally sliced into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Place pork chops in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish; set aside. For marinade, in a small bowl combine peanut oil, honey, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, five-spice powder, and ginger. Pour marinade over pork chops. Seal bag; turn to coat chops. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 12 hours, turning occasionally.

  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Drain chops, reserving 1/4 cup marinade. Arrange chops in an ungreased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Arrange apples around chops. Drizzle apples with the reserved 1/4 cup marinade. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon.

  3. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add green onions. Bake, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes more or until chops are cooked through (160°F) and apples are tender. Arrange chops and apples on a serving platter. Drizzle apples with honey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

539 Calories
28g Fat
42g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 539
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 473mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Protein 31g

*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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