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Apple Bourbon Pork Chops

These deliciously tender and flavorful Apple and Bourbon pork chops are a great fall or anytime meal. Make them on the stovetop, oven, or grill.  Apple Bourbon Pork Chops pair well with roasted green beans and mashed potatoes for a perfect well-rounded comfort meal.

One of the things I love the most about this Apple Bourbon Pork Chops is the Apple Pan Sauce. It’s fruit-forward with bourbon hints and a caramelized flavor- the perfect complement to the sweet-smoky flavored thick-cut pork chops.

 

These deliciously flavorful  Apple and Bourbon infused pork chops are a great fall or anytime meal. Make them on the stovetop or in the  Crock-Pot.

One of the things you’ll fall in love with when making the Apple Bourbon Pork Chops recipe is it’s super easy compared to many others on the net. The flavors come bursting through these chops. Every time I make this recipe, they fly off the table in no time flat. 

I usually make this recipe for Apple Bourbon Pork Chops on the stovetop is my favorite cast-iron skillet. It’s roomy enough to fit four thick pork chops in easily with overcrowding. You can make a few adaptions to this recipe and do the chops in the oven or grill them.

 

Equipment Needed

  • Paper towels 
  • Large Cast-Iron skillet or Metal skillet 
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Kitchen tongs
  • Serving platter

 

 

These deliciously flavorful  Apple and Bourbon infused pork chops are a great fall or anytime meal. Make them on the stovetop or in the  Crock-Pot.

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping List for Apple Bourbon Pork Chops

  • Bone-In thick-cut pork chops 1.5-inch cut
  • McCormick Grill Mates seasoning (Brown Sugar Bourbon)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Organic cold-pressed Olive Oil
  • Real Butter
  • Two Gala Apples
  • Four green scallions
  • Brown Sugar
  • Concentrated chicken stock
  • Water
  • Bourbon (optional)

 

 

 

Tips

  1. Gather all necessary equipment, ingredients, and seasoning before getting started on the recipe.
  2. Pat the Bone-In thick-cut pork chops thoroughly dry with a paper towel on both sides. Blotting off as much moisture as possible allows the seasoning to stick and ensures even browning once the pork chops hit the hot pan for deliciously crispy caramelized edges.
  3. Be sure not to skip the Brown Sugar Bourbon Grill Mates Seasoning. You can easily find it in the spice isle-not to be confused with the Brown Sugar Bourbon Grill Mates Marinade. Liberally season both sides of the pork chop.
  4. When cooking the Bone-In thick-cut pork chops in the olive oil, do not raise the heat above a medium heat as olive oil does not have a high smoke point. The idea is low and slow, which makes for a more tender pork chop. The Smoke point of Extra virgin olive oil is  410 degrees F. 
  5. Be sure to choose a sweet apple versus a tart apple for this recipe as the outcome will be completely different. I used Gala Apples in this recipe. Leave the skins on the apple for more nutritional value.

 

 

 

 

These deliciously flavorful  Apple and Bourbon infused pork chops are a great fall or anytime meal. Make them on the stovetop or in the  Crock-Pot.This fabulous recipe Apple Bourbon Pork Chops comes together in no time with a prep time of ten minutes and cooking time of thirty-five minutes, give or take when preparing simple sides such as mashed potatoes and roasted green beans. Want to make life easier? Serve these Apple Bourbon Pork Chops with a  baked sweet potato or a fun fall or winter salad with tons of goodies. The choice is yours!

 

 

 

Steps to Make the Apple Bourbon Pork Chops

  1. Get all of the required ingredients gathered, seasonings, and suggested equipment before starting the recipe as the recipe goes reasonably quickly in the beginning.
  2. Pat the pork completely dry and season the thick-cut pork chops on both sides liberally with the Brown Sugar Bourbon Grill Mates Seasoning.
  3. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large cast-iron skillet or large metal skillet on medium heat. Add the thick-sliced pork chops and cook for about 8-10 minutes on both sides. Reduce the heat if the pork starts to brown too quickly. Be sure the cook is thoroughly cooked through, and no juices are running. Then transfer the pork to a platter until needed. Turn off the heat under the cast-iron skillet, let slightly cool, and carefully wipe it out with clean paper towels, careful not to burn yourself.
  4. Meanwhile, halve, core, and slice the Gala apples. Trim and finely slice green scallions separating the greens from the whites. (Reserve the green tops for another recipe)
  5. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil and three tablespoons of real butter with two tablespoons of bourbon (optional) in the pork’s pan. Add the sliced apples and scallion whites, season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Cook the apples for about 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally or until golden in color.
  6. Stir in the Two tablespoons of concentrated chicken stock, 3/4 cup of water,  and 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar. Cook until the sauce has thickened and apples are tender–about 5 minutes.
  7. In the last few minutes, return the pork to the pan until warmed through. Once the pork has heated,  top with apple mixture and serve with your favorite sides.

 

 
 
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These deliciously flavorful  Apple and Bourbon infused pork chops are a great fall or anytime meal. Make them on the stovetop or in the  Crock-Pot.

Apple Bourbon Pork Chops

hmccallum
These deliciously tender and flavorful Apple and Bourbon infused pork chops are a great fall or anytime meal. Make them on the stovetop, oven, or the grill. 
4.93 from 26 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 502 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Bone-In thick-cut pork chops 1.5-inch cut
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar Bourbon Grill Mates Seasoning
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons Organic cold-pressed Olive Oil +more
  • 3 tablespoons Real Butter
  • 2 Two Gala Apples cored and sliced
  • 4 Scallions whites and greens separated
  • ½ tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Concentrated chicken stock
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Bourbon optional

Instructions
 

  • Get all of the required ingredients gathered, seasonings, and suggested equipment before starting the recipe as the recipe goes reasonably quickly in the beginning.
  • Pat the pork completely dry and season the thick-cut pork chops on both sides liberally with the Brown Sugar Bourbon Grill Mates Seasoning.
  • Heat a drizzle of oil in a large cast-iron skillet or large metal skillet on medium heat. Add the thick-sliced pork chops and cook for about 8-10 minutes on both sides. Reduce the heat if the pork starts to brown too quickly. Be sure the cook is thoroughly cooked through, and no juices are running. Then transfer the pork to a platter until needed. Turn off the heat under the cast-iron skillet, let slightly cool, and carefully wipe it out with clean paper towels, careful not to burn yourself.
  • Meanwhile, halve, core, and slice the Gala apples. Trim and finely slice green scallions separating the greens from the whites. (Reserve the green tops for another recipe)
  • Heat two tablespoons of olive oil and three tablespoons of real butter with two tablespoons of bourbon (optional) in the pork’s pan. Add the sliced apples and scallion whites, season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Cook the apples for about 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally or until golden in color.
  • Stir in the Two tablespoons of concentrated chicken stock, 3/4 cup of water,  and 1/2 tablespoon of brown sugar. Cook until the sauce has thickened and apples are tender–about 5 minutes.
  • In the last few minutes, return the pork to the pan until warmed through. Once the pork has heated,  top with apple mixture and serve with your favorite sides.

Notes

  1. Gather all necessary equipment, ingredients, and seasoning before getting started on the recipe.
  2. Pat the Bone-In thick-cut pork chops thoroughly dry with a paper towel on both sides. Blotting off as much moisture as possible allows the seasoning to stick and ensures even browning once the pork chops hit the hot pan for deliciously crispy caramelized edges.
  3. Be sure not to skip the Brown Sugar Bourbon Grill Mates Seasoning. You can easily find it in the spice isle-not to be confused with the Brown Sugar Bourbon Grill Mates Marinade. Liberally season both sides of the pork chop.
  4. When cooking the Bone-In thick-cut pork chops in the olive oil, do not raise the heat above a medium heat as olive oil does not have a high smoke point. The idea is low and slow, which makes for a more tender pork chop. The Smoke point of Extra virgin olive oil is  410 degrees F. 
  5. Be sure to choose a sweet apple versus a tart apple for this recipe as the outcome will be completely different. I used Gala Apples in this recipe. Leave the skins on the apple for more nutritional value.

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 30gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 149mgPotassium: 723mgFiber: 6gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 557IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 144mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Apple Bourbon Pork Chops, Pork Chops
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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Sharon
    November 3, 2020 at 11:28 am

    The apples and bourbon added to this pork chop recipe made this a fantastic dinner for Autumn. My family loved it.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      November 21, 2020 at 7:15 am

      Thank you, Sharon! I am so pleased to hear your family loved the recipe!

  • Reply
    Aditi Bahl
    November 2, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Tried this on the weekend for a few friends. Everyone just loved it. The flavors were just perfect. Perfect appetizer / main course. We served with rumali roti( an Indian flatbread) super thin and went perfect with these pork chops.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      November 2, 2020 at 10:23 am

      Thank you so much for sharing this awesome feedback! It sounds like you have a wonderful dinner!

  • Reply
    Sam
    November 2, 2020 at 1:05 am

    These pork chops were so tender and juicy. Love the flavors you have put together in the sauce. So delicious!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      November 2, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Thank you, Sam! I’m so glad you enjoyed the Apple Bourbon Pork Chops

  • Reply
    Jo
    November 1, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    That was one delicious tasting pork chops! I love the flavor and taste apples add to the chops. This would be the meal I would look forward to once a week.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      November 2, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Thanks so much, Jo!!! So thrilled you enjoyed the Apple Bourbon Pork Chops

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