We all need several easy weeknight meal recipes at the ready and here’s a great one for you. My baked Pork Chops with Apples is a real favorite in my household. Whenever I make it my kids clean their plates, and it is really incredibly easy to pull together after a long day.
Since there are very few ingredients in this dish, I really recommend find the highest quality pork chops you can. Then, season them in and slide in them in the oven with the prepared apples and the hardest part is over!
I often serve this with a green salad or vegetable to round it out at the table. The apples and pork chops are a classic flavor pairing that makes everyone happy. Once they are out of the oven the apples are softened and my kids combine pieces of them in each bite with their pork chop.
I love dinners like this that come together really easily and please the whole family. If you’re in need of some new ideas I invite you to print this recipe out and give it a try. If you have any questions or thoughts please let me know in the comments below. Enjoy!
Pork Chop & Baked Apples
This is a great weeknight dinner for kids. I make this a lot during the school year, especially during apple season when we have picked a lot! You can easily double this recipe if you are feeding a bigger crowd.
Makes 6 servings
6 teaspoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon, plus more to sprinkle on the apples before baking
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1.5 pounds Pork Chops thick boneless (about 6 pork chops)
4 Medium Apples
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon, then combine it with the butter to make a cinnamon sugar butter.
Sprinkle both sides of each pork chop with salt and pepper to season and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Prepare the apples to bake alongside the pork chops by coring them, and filling each one with equal amounts of the cinnamon sugar butter.
Place the apples on a separate baking sheet and place in the oven with the pork chops to bake.
Bake the apples and pork chops for about …. The internal temperature of the pork should be 145 degrees F. The apples are done when a butter knife will cut them in half with no resistance.
Transfer the pork chops to individual plates.
Cut each baked apple in half and place two halves on top of each pork chop. Serve hot.
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