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Apple Chutney Pork Chops


Pork chops and apples just belong together so pork chops topped with homemade apple chutney take your average pork chop recipe to the next level!

Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you. It is delicious! In fact, I kept munching on those apples while they were simmering and they made the house smell like heaven! It just screams fall and the sweet and tangy apples are perfect for kids and adults.

My daughter is obsessed with pork chops. She begs for them, yet barely eats chicken. It doesn’t make sense to me but whatever! She loves this version. Her other favorite is our stuffed pork chop dinner! If you need a new dinner recipe that the whole family will love, then this apple chutney for pork version needs to be on your recipe rotation!

a photo of a dinner plate topped with a juicy boneless pork chop topped with apple chutney, a side of creamy mashed potatoes covered in gravy and a big helping of fresh green beans.

Ingredients for Apple Chutney and Pork Chops

Ok the ingredients list is going to look a little long but most of the ingredients are spices, so grab your measuring spoons and get ready to make a dry rub for the pork chops and the most delicious homemade apple chutney. The flavors taste incredible! Here is what you will need:

  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Dry Rub: Flour, Smoked Paprika, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Kosher Salt

Apple Chutney

  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Spices: Nutmeg, Curry Powder, Cardamom, and Ginger
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Golden Raisins

The measurements for each ingredient are listed in the recipe card at the end of the post.

What Apples Go Best with Pork?

Any of your typical baking apples work great with pork. You want an apple that is crisp with a strong apple flavor. These are our favorites: Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Gala, or Golden Delicious.

a photo of a golden pork chop topped with a juicy apple chutney served alongside a heaping pile of gravy covered mashed potatoes and fresh steamed green beans.

How to Cook a Pork Chop Perfectly

Pork chops often end up bland and dry, but they absolutely do not have to be! Here are some tips for making juicy golden boneless pork chops every time:

  • A good pork chop must start with a delicious dry rub and then a good sear over medium-high heat. Searing creates a delicious crusty outside layer that seals in the juices.
  • Once the chops have a golden sear, stick the cast iron skillet into the oven to bake until they are done. You are looking for 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • PRO TIP: If you don’t have a cast iron pan, then sear on the stove in a nonstick skillet and move them to a baking dish to finish cooking in the oven.
  • Which leads me to the next tip…have a good meat thermometer
  • Thicker pork chops make for more tender meat. When you get the thinner cut pork chops, they dry out super fast, so the thicker the better!
  • Know your pork chop. If you get bone-in chops, they will need 10-15 minutes longer to cook. Just be aware of what you are buying and plan your cook time accordingly.

Now you can make a perfect pork chop every time!

a photo of a golden pan-seared boneless pork chops sitting in a cast iron skillet.

What is Chutney?

Chutney is a sauce. Chutney is usually made of fruits or vegetables with vinegar, spices, and sugar.

How Do People Eat Chutney?

Chutney can be eaten in a variety of ways. It is coming to eat it over the top of meat, like we are doing in this recipe. It is also common to eat it with cheese, as a glaze on meats, use it as a dip for crackers or vegetables, or as a spread on a burger or sandwich.

What to Eat with Apple Chutney Pork Chops

I’ve actually only ever made these pork chops with a side of mashed potatoes and a veggie because it just feels so right, but there are options:

We would love to hear what you decide to make!

a photo of a dinner plate topped with a golden pork chop topped with a homemade apple chutney served with gravy covered mashed potatoes and fresh green beans.

How Do You Reheat a Pork Chop?

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Put a little water in the bottom of an oven safe dish. Place the pork chop in the dish and cover. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the pork chop is hot.

How Long Do Pork Chops Keep?

You can keep left overs in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

a photo of a piece of pork chop that has been cut from the whole pork chop that is topped with an apple chutney.

Apples and pork chops people! You have to try it and this homemade apple chutney is so flavorful and delicious. Now that you have all the tips for making juicy and tender pork chops, get your buns to the grocery store and let’s do this!

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Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

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Prepare the Pork Chops

  • In a shallow dish, whisk together all of the rub. Coat each side of the pork chops and set aside.

    2 Tablespoons Flour, 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika, 1 teaspoon Chili Powder, 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder, 1 teaspoon Onion Powder, 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt, 4 Boneless Pork Chops

Make the Pork Chops

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat and drizzle in about 2 tablespoons of canola oil or olive oil. Brown the chops on each side and place in an 8×8 baking dish.

    2 Tablespoons Canola Oil

  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Meanwhile, prepare the chutney.

For the Apple Chutney

  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter and then whisk in the spices. Combine all remaining ingredients along with the apples.

    1 Tablespoon Butter, 1/2 teaspoon Salt, Pinch Nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon Curry Powder, 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cardamom, 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger, 1/4 Cup Honey, 1 1/2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar, 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup, 1/2 teaspoon Dijon or Ground Mustard, 2 Cups Honeycrisp Apples, 2 Tablespoons Golden Raisins

  • Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until apples are tender. Whisk together the cornstarch and water and slowly drizzle into the simmering apples, stirring as you go until thickened slightly. Remove from heat until pork is done.

    1 Tablespoon Cornstarch, 1 Tablespoon Water

  • Serve pork chops with mashed potatoes, chutney sauce and a sprinkle of parsley.

    Parsley

Serving: 1gCalories: 574kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 40gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 2083mgPotassium: 966mgFiber: 4gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 697IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 2mg

Author: Sweet Basil

Course: All of the Best Pork Recipes on the Internet, Quick and Simple Dairy Free Recipes

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