Pork chops are so underrated. Usually we buy boneless pork chops because of how simple they are to cook and eat. For our Balsamic Apple Pork Chops we decided to get some bone-in pork chops because they usually are thicker and juicier. And we were happily surprised at how much more flavorful the bone-in pork chops really are. Paired with the sweet apples and we were in heaven. Check out how simple this recipe is below and try it for yourself!
Sweet Balsamic Apple Pork Chops
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp rosemary
- 4 tbsp balsamic glaze warmed
- 1 apple
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp salt
- In a small sauce pan bring honey and vinegar to a slow simmer
- Chop apples as you bring to simmer and then add to pan
- Slowly stir in 1 tsp of salt to the apple mixture and make sure apples are coated. Let simmer on low
- Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet and bring to medium heat
- Salt and pepper both sides of the pork chops and add to the skillet
- Add 1 tsp rosemary to the pork as it cooks
- Let sear and cook 5 minutes and flip. Add second tsp of rosemary to the pork
- Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°
- Remove the pork from the pan and set aside
- The apples should have cooked down in the honey and vinegar creating a very soft and sweet apple to top the pork with
- Warm up the balsamic glaze in the microwave or stovetop for just a few seconds so the glaze becomes very smooth
- Drizzle the balsamic glaze on the pork and then add top with sweet apples and enjoy!
Normally when we make pork chops we cook them well with sage and onion, it’s an amazing combination if you haven’t tried it yet. However, we have looked for sage for a month or so now at the grocery store with no luck, so we decided to change it up a little and we came up with this amazing dish! Instead we decided to make the main flavors sweet apples and balsamic. This may become our new pork go-to recipe for an easy week night meal.
For sides to these Balsamic Apple Pork Chops we made roasted brussel sprouts with onion and seasoned well. Then add in the garlic and cheesy mashed potatoes and this meal was the best we’ve made in a while. Mashed potatoes are the perfect addition to any meal but paired with the flavors of the balsamic and the sweet apples my mouth is still watering.
Can I use boneless pork chops?
We’ve discussed a lot about how flavorful the bone-in pork chops are but let me remind you that you can definitely make this with boneless pork chops. There is a flavor difference but I can certainly attest to how easy and simple the boneless chops are. But if you have the opportunity and patience, you will be very happy with the bone-in pork chops results.
Next to try is adding apples or apricots into our onion and sage pork chops. That combo just sounds like a dream already.
From our kitchen to yours, cheers!