I made these pork chops the other night and I’ll admit I was a little worried (I’m weird about fruit with my meat)…but HOLY COW these were amazing! I think that you would miss the beauftiful golden brown color that the chops get from being on top of the onions and apples. I couldn’t wait to make it again !! Do I need to change the cooking temp or time?? I have to add this to my regular rotation. How would it do if I used a small pork loin, instead of 4 chops?? Cover and simmer for 3 hours. © Mel Recipe: Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions We love a one-dish supper, especially when it's as impressive and rich as these 45-minute skillet pork chops. My friend said the first time she made them at her daughter’s house and the recipe came out beautifully – very carmelized onions and apples. I will now be a pork chop eater! (FYI, I used your baked mashed potatoes recipe – made ahead that morning – also wonderful.). Courtney – so glad you loved the potatoes! He will LOVE it. Hey Bonnie – I think you probably could! Thanks Mel. The sweet onions, tart apples and savory pork combines to make a meal you won’t soon forget! There are a couple things you might do to eliminate the excess liquid. It deals with pork, apples, caramelizing onions, and a sauce reduction. The result is a melt-in-your-mouth tender pork chop basking in caramelized apples and onions swimming in a sweet and savory sauce. Prep Time: Thanks Mel! So glad the cream puff shell didn’t fail you! It sounds like the results were fantastic and I think your advice will be invaluable for others checking in on the recipe. Heat the pan used to cook the apples and onions until it is smoking hot (a drop of water would instantly sizzle like crazy and evaporate). I went through them and found some recipes that I had wanted to try for a while. Lightly grease a 9\u00d713-inch baking dish. Next time I’ll have to do one of two things – #1, use the bone in chops. Just got an electric pressure cooker for Christmas, and wanted to try this recipe in it. A reduction thickens a liquid and intensifies its flavor. This recipe is awesome, best meal I’ve made in a long time. I went back and read Melanie’s comment. Hi there, found you through this amazing recipe posted on Tasty Kitchen. They were burnt to the pan. Thank you for your amazing recipes- we are living off of them while being confined to our house. If you absolutely don’t want to double it – I’d try three pork chops in a pan and cut the cooking time down a bit. Maybe cook the apples and sweetener, vinegar, before to do a reduction to concentrate a vivid sweet tart flavor, and then do a long slow bake with the onions and chops basting nested in the reduction? Arrange the pork chops in a single layer on top of the apples and onions. I will be making this very soon! marymary – several commenters have given their feedback on the boneless chops. Plus, it’s all made in ONE pan! Cook Time: I had given up on making pork chops because they always turned out dry. A reduction simply boils out liquid through evaporation leaving behind flavor. . I’ve never used Yukon Golds when making mashed potatoes but I have to say, they really do make a difference in the flavor a texture. This Pork Chops, Apples, and Onions recipe is an easy one meal with sweet caramelized onions and apples to balance out the savory, pan seared pork. Thanks for checking in to let me know! You must try this. Use this knowledge and go forth to produce tender pork chops because now you can!This recipe also calls for a sauce reduction. 1 pink lady apple, thinly sliced. Definitely a keeper! Laura – I’ve never used a disposable pan for these but in other recipes, I find that food can burn a bit more easily with disposable pans so I would just keep an eye on that (maybe check earlier or decrease the baking temp just slightly). Pork can be kind of hard – I agree that a lot of times it turns out tough and dry – but I am surprised it didn’t cook up really tender in this dish. They were as good as any garlic mashed potatoes you’d get in a restaurant. My BFF Google brought me to your website after searching for make ahead recipes. I was a senior in college and he came over to my little crappy apartment for dinner. I’m not a chef ….and I do not cook!!! these were aweful! But he was the one begging for more a few hours later when the pan was empty! Total Time: Skillet Pork Chops with Apples & Onion Recipe | Taste of Home I don’t do a ton of grilling in the summer, I like the meat to be very tender and the crock pot always does that for me. Serve each pork chop with Parmesan smashed potatoes and topped with the apples and onions. Thanks for the great recipes to add to my repertoire! Okay… I want to make these for a dinner group we are having next week. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Anyway thanks Mel for another fantastic recipe. It will definitely be made again!!! If I were you and you wanted to make sure these would be a foolproof homerun for your in-laws, I would increase the pork chop count to 8 and straight up double the recipe (using 2 9X13-inch pans). (Or you may just add them raw to the roast.) I have made this dish twice already and I swear people look at me with newfound love in their eyes, it is THAT good!! While great in the fall, I tend to eat them year ’round. My husband and son loved it. I plan to make this for dinner tonight, Hope my finicky hubby is pleased :o). These were delicious – the meat just fell off the bone and there was just a touch of sweetness. Place the onion slices in an even layer over the bottom of the dish. My mom has made this twice and absolutely loves it…she says to say thanks for the recipe. This was a very good dinner! I made these yesterday and must’ve cut the onions and apple too thin because they basically turned into black mush, but the pork was fall-off-the-bone tender and my fiancée loved it so much that he insisted I make them again for dinner tonight! These prok chops are my all time fav! Serve with Sautéed Apples and Caramelized Onions. This dish takes minutes to throw together before it bakes in the oven for three hours. Mel, I’ve been making this recipe for over a year now thanks to you, and it’s always a success. I am the Melanie that submitted this recipe to Mel. Can you share the details, I have never used a pressure cooker of any sort, so any guidance you can give me would be great! And caramelizing the apples and onions intensifies their sweetness and makes this dish taste rich and delicious. I didn’t change the amounts of anything and followed the recipe exactly. I used the thick bone-in pork chops, covered them tightly, never peeked at them, and they still turned out like leather. Served it with parm mash potatoes. This pork chops with apples and onions dish is a deliciously light and flavorful meal that’s perfect for Fall. This would have been so much better! Hi Abbie – feel free to read through the comments, I know there are several who have adapted this to the slow cooker (I haven’t tried it myself). And the potatoes! Made these a couple of nights ago and they were deeeelicious! The pork turned out so tender – no knife needed. I have to say it was delicious. I.made it tonight for the first time and the whole family loved it. I will try this recipe again, but will try cutting the apples and onions thicker than directed, in hopes they will appear more attractive than the mush they became. I did however add my own touch with a little bit of honey bourbon over the apples and onions before throwing on the brown sugar. I halved the recipe and knocked off about ten minutes cooking time…perfection. It was so easy to make and delicious with the roasted garlic and parmesan potatoes. I should have taken them out when my gut told me at 1 hour. Hope that helps! Love the changes AND your confidence! Any suggestions? I’d like to make this for Christmas dinner! Read through and you’ll probably get a good idea of what to do. I am glad to know that this can work with boneless or bone-in – hearing from other commenters is invaluable so I appreciate you sharing your input. Yum!! Which makes it the perfect meal to impress a crowd. The flavors blended so well – I didn’t have Granny Smith apples but used some apples we had in cold storage we had picked in the fall – worked great. The Apple and onions ….forget about it. The first time I made this …..oh my gosh…..like everyone said …it melted in my mouth. I used to do a version of this which was just pork chops and onions. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. You couldn’t even cut them they were so tough. amazing!! I’ll add this recipe (and the parmesan garlic smashed potatoes – yum! All I had were the thick boneless chops from Costco, and some other thin cut pork chops. It reminds me I need to add the link to my recipe index, so thanks! Do not open the oven and lift the foil \u2013 the pork chops, apples and onions need to be tightly covered the whole time to work their magic (and not dry out). Worth a try. Thanx for sharing this recipe I do these about every other week and they do not get boring like some pork chops I have done in the past! I’m glad these pork chops turned out so well and pleased everyone! I made two batches so 8 1/2 inch pork loin chops for 5 of us. You could cook down the apples and onions for 5-7 minutes before assembling the dish – not enough to make the apples mushy but enough to pull out some of the water from the apples. Amazing. They came out absolutely perfect! Add the pork chops … Add the onion and water. This will go onto my “must try” list! What to choose!? While looking through the book, I found this little number, vanilla glazed pork chops. I think I will have to make these this weekend. Ashley – I believe several people have made this in the slow cooker and reported their results in the comment thread so that may help (I haven’t made it that way so I can’t say for sure). Might be worth reading through the comments; I believe several people have made it with boneless and reported back. These were absolutely fabulous!! Kasey – I’m glad these are such a hit with your family! I will give it a whirl again – this is a VERY good recipe! Sear pork chops for 2 minutes on each side and transfer to oven. Beth – I’m glad that this recipe was worth it and that you loved it so much. So for people who want to cook boneless chops, I’d recommend the same–put them on the bottom and reduce the cooking time by half. Love your blog and your approach to cooking! Melissa – I would split the recipe between 3 9X13-inch pans – if you don’t have that many pans or can’t fit them in your oven and your pork chops are small enough, you could probably fit about 6 pork chops in each pan, making two pans full. If you are wondering if you should try this do! I make atleast 1 meal from it everyweek and they are always delish! Divide the onion and apples among the pork chops and enjoy. I'm Mel! Made these tonight…. Excellent recipe! 4 bone-in pork loin chops (at least 1/2-inch thick) Arrange cast iron skillet or baking dish with sliced onion, apple, pork chops, topped again with sliced onion and apple. I have used boneless and bone in. . I’ll report back with results! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Debbie – I agree, this is a great take-in meal to someone! 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