Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total Time
1 Hour
4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/4 cup applesauce)

This homestyle dinner recipe features pork chops served with an easy homemade applesauce.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare applesauce, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add apples to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 1/2 cup water, sugar, juice, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to pan; cook 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook 25 minutes or until apples are tender. Mash gently with the back of a spoon.

Step 2

To prepare pork, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper; dredge pork in flour. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes or until golden. Turn pork over; cook 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with applesauce.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

mariaklec's Review

March 23, 2014

Natman's Review

October 29, 2012
We loved this! The applesauce is a great complement to the pork. We do add some cinnamon to the applesauce, but it is fabulous either way.

Sheree3's Review

December 21, 2010
Fantastic and easy weeknight dinner with something green on the side (collards), when we're feeling indulgent, I make a country gravy to put on the chops and greens, super yum

staceejo's Review

December 01, 2010
THIS applesauce was UNBELIEVABLE! I used sweet apples and so, as another user, I cut the sugar in half. What was left I let caramelize a bit and it was out of this world. The pork chops were also very tasty - I added a bit of hot pepper flakes to kick it up a bit. Will definitely be in the rotation from now on.

lmringe's Review

September 27, 2010
This was super easy to make and tasted wonderful. I used olive oil instead and used both Jonathon and Granny Smith apples. Yummy.

baileypoo's Review

March 04, 2010
I didn't pan fry my pork chops. I put it under the broiler for 8 min per side and they came out perfectly. I would recommend NOT adding more sugar (if you happen to think that 3 TBS couldn't possibly be enough) is enough! My applesause was a bit on the sweet side.

Patten's Review

December 14, 2009
this was a great weeknight meal. i used granny smith apples and cut them up into pretty small pieces so the apple sauce was ready in 25 mins. the pork really wasn't anything special but was good with the apple sauce. a nice change putting time into the side dish instead of the meat dish.

Saecca's Review

November 07, 2009
We loved this recipe, and I especially loved the applesauce. I will never buy applesauce again! The pork chops, I thought, were great against the sweet applesauce and the steamed green beans I served. I used lean pork tenderloins instead just because I hate bones in my food. I liked it, and after the applesauce is going, there isn't much left to do as far as prepping.

ZoeBar2009's Review

November 03, 2009
Wow, this was simple and delicious. I started the applesauce first and then prepared the pork chops while the applesauce was cooking. I followed the applesauce recipe exactly except for reducing the amount of sugar by half because I had sweet apples. I used boneless pork chops and prepared them exactly as instructed by the recipe. My husband hugged me, and said it was outstanding!!! We started a diet today and were so thrilled with this delicious and easy to prepare beginning. I'll definitely make it again.

bbcobby's Review

October 16, 2009
The home made apple sauce was the only thing that saved this recipe from receiving one star from me. It was really quite good and I will definitely make it again. I will not, however, make the pork chops ever again. They were bland and just didn't shine paired with the applesauce. I will not ever make the pork chops again.