Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

While my daughter was here over the holidays, we tried several new dishes. I was pleased to give this pork dish a try because I so rarely eat pork (I don't know why, but that's going to change!) and it's such a natural paired with apples and onions. If you're like me, you'll love that it's made all in one skillet and I'll make it again. A nice hearty dish, perfect for cold weather. We both enjoyed it. (The booze didn't hurt either. LOL)

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
From Southern Living

4 (6- to 8-oz.) bone-in pork rib chops (1 to 1 1/4 inches thick)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 Granny Smith apples, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
1 medium-size yellow onion, thinly sliced (root end intact)
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons bourbon
8 small fresh thyme sprigs

Preheat oven to 450°. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Cook in hot oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from skillet.
Add apples and onion to skillet; cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from skillet.
Add broth to skillet, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet. Whisk together cream and mustard; add to skillet, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly.
Remove skillet from heat, and stir in bourbon. Add pork, turning to coat, and top with apples, onions, and thyme.

Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until liquid is just beginning to bubble. Let stand in skillet 5 minutes before serving.


  1. The pork chop looks really juicy and flavoursome with apples and onions.

  2. Looks absolutely perfect and delicious. Will be trying this soon.

  3. it's so delicious.. I also add cranberry in it.. yum yum

  4. I love apples sauce w/ pork..and I love onions..must be dlish!

  5. Oh yum Barbara, I am just getting ready to fix a salad for dinner, now there is no way I feel like eating that, this pork dish looks and sounds so much better.

  6. Love these porks chops Barbara ! I have to make these!!

  7. lots of fruits go well with pork, but none better than apples! this sounds delicious!

  8. Delicious combination Barbara...pork and apple...it sure looks very hearty and yes, perfect for the cold weather.
    Have a great week ahead :)

  9. I make apples and onions as a side dish so I can imagine how good the pork recipe is with its delicious cream sauce.

  10. This is great Barbara! I love getting a fruit in a main dish! I got a side of pork this fall so will be trying this!

  11. Barbara I made these pork chops and were amazing, my mom and my son loved them !!!delicious!!

  12. I love this recipe, Barbara! Although we are on a strict soup and salad diet after our vacation but this will be going on the menu for next week! I love one pan meals and this sounds delicious. And no, the bourbon can't hurt :)



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