Skillet Pork Chops with Roasted Apples

Here’s a hearty dish with the meat and side all-in-one!  Well, actually, you would've been able to see it plated, if only I had remembered to take a photo, instead of eat it!!!

Seared and sauced!
All it takes is a quick sear for the chops; just be sure to brown them well, then follow up with oven roasting, rendering them juicy and tender.

Finish by topping the pork chops with sweet savory apples and a creamy sauce including mustard, and the “secret” ingredient ~ a splash of bourbon ~ for one of the best possible tastes. 

Oven ready
Pork and apples go together like “rock and roll.”  If that’s a new combo for you, you must try this ~ it’s a homey dish that I bet you’ll love as much as we do!

Ring the dinner bell!

Skillet Pork Chops with Roasted Apples


4 bone-in pork chops

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon seasoned pepper

2 tablespoons canola oil

1/3 cup vegetable broth

1 cup evaporated low-fat milk

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons bourbon

3 Honeycrisp apples, cut into large wedges


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In an oven-safe skillet, heat oil over medium heat.

Sear pork chops on both sides until well browned.

Remove from skillet.

Add broth to skillet and loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet.

Whisk together milk and mustard.

Add to skillet and cook, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes until bubbly.

Remove skillet from heat and stir in bourbon.

Add pork chops, turning to coat and top with the apples.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, covered, depending upon thickness of pork chops, and until apples are tender, uncovering for the last 5 minutes.

Let stand in skillet 5 minutes before serving. 


ENOUGH ALREADY!!!  It is snowing yet again, "they're" predicting anywhere from 6 to 10 inches of the stuff before it ends late afternoon.  That will make a total of 70" so far.  Yikes!!!


  1. Pam,
    This looks like perfect dish to make today to warm us up. I love pork and apples together, and the sauce sounds wonderful with the bourbon!

    I'm with you about the snow. Soon we will be buried in the snow. I want Spring now!

  2. Pork and apples are a beautiful pairing. Very comforting meal on these cold blustery days.


  3. Pam this looks wonderful, pinning for later.

  4. This is a wonderful recipe! Just what we would enjoy. I, too, forget to take pictures of my cooking.:-) Springtime has to arrive soon!

  5. It looked rich enough to have contained cream, I love Honeycrisp apples and everything is better with bourgon. This is a winner.

  6. It looks really good Pam and I have that same problem getting plated shots prior to eating. I like a nice snowfall or two but 70" seems a bit much.

  7. Hey Pam! This recipe looks awesome....especially for a snowy day ~ lol!! I am heading over to the freezer to pull out some pork chops for this tomorrow YUM!!!!

  8. I'm rocking and rolling for this dish, Pam. Love that "secret" sauce. Thank you so much for sharing...

  9. This looks just lovely, Pam. Something about sweet and savory wins me every time! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Dear Pam, I don't blame you for forgetting to take the photo before eating, this looks wonderful, hearty and comforting.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  11. Never have I seen a pork chop looking so delectable! These look and sound insanely good!

  12. What a great looking meal. I love pork and apples together!
    I wish I could send you some of our warm weather.. can't believe you are in for more snow!! Try and stay warm!

  13. Well, it is crazy that it is snowing AGAIN...but this meal should definitely help combat the winter blues!

  14. great marriage with the pork chops and apples. Quite a tasty dish and so simple to make....Great recipe!!
    Oh Pam....that is a whole lot of snow! I know that you can't wait to see blossoms burst forth....blossoms of any kind...
    Stay warm and safe..


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