Pork chops with apple butter is an easy, flavorful weeknight dinner that requires just 5 ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes!
My voice is ka-put. I’m a croaking frog. And my throat is on fire, causing me to drink my weight in water and other soothing beverages (with a bit of bourbon here and there to kill those germs).
Ugh. I sometimes take it as a personal affront when I get sick. Silly, I know, but I mean, I eat really, really good-for-me foods. I exercise a lot. I take good care of myself and I’d like to think that should protect me a little better than it seems to some seasons.
I guess it’s the little germ-magnets living in my house with me… ages 5 and 3 and bringing home all the nasties. Oh well. They’re pretty cute and I’ll live 😉
I’ve been excited to bring you these pork chops with apple butter since last fall. Last fall was my first one as a food blogger and I just had two many recipes and not enough time.
That’s still true. 😉
But these pork chops with apple butter are so easy, so delicious and perfect for a fast fall dinner!
And, like many good things, they were invented one night when I — out of character since I’m never without a full month-long meal plan — didn’t have a recipe planned and was poking around in my fridge.
I had pork chops I needed to use and wanted something to add a good bit of flavor.
I spied a little jar of my homemade slow cooker apple butter on the top shelf and thought, “Pork chops and applesauce is a thing. Why not pork chops with apple butter?”
And yes, this was a good plan. A very good plan.
You just need pork chops, apple butter, onion, rosemary and apple cider vinegar (plus olive oil, salt and pepper but I don’t count those as ingredients). And you’ve got a delicious fall main course!
It also goes along with my all-things-apple-all-the-time spree currently happening on the blog.
And I’ve got one more apple recipe coming next week that you simply HAVE to see!! #cantstopwontstop
But for today, it’s all about the pork chops. Except you need more than just that for a complete dinner.
A few pairing ideas for these pork chops with apple butter:
- My quick + easy microwave baked potatoes or paprika roasted potatoes.
- I love pork with sweet potatoes too, so you could try my spicy sweet potato rounds or my maple cinnamon sweet potato rounds.
- Add some steamed broccoli, a simple spinach salad or maybe some sautéed green beans and tomatoes.
Dinner time deliciousness!