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Apple Butter Pork Chops

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Today, I’m sharing a super easy recipes. As in 2 ingredient recipe for Apple Butter Pork Chops! Well, technically if you count the sliced green onions as garnish as an ingredient we are up to 3 ingredients. This all stemmed from the other week when I made homemade apple butter. I was thinking of different ways to use up my new “butter” when it occurred to me that it would probably taste stellar on pork chops. Better than any apple sauce you could put on them. So I took a half cup of apple butter and marinated 3 pork chops for 2 days.

On a side note, I am known to stretch out meat as far as possible. Instead of cooking an entire pack of meat, I typically cut it in half and it still yields enough for dinner and sometimes even lunch! If its just two of you–give it a try! You’ll be surprised how far your money can be stretched without making your stomach feel it.

delicious 2 ingredient apple butter pork chops from

As I suspected, the results were stellar. The pork chops were tender and juicy and full of sweet apple butter flavor. They aren’t the prettiest pork chops around, but they are darn tasty! As I moved into my second trimester I was able to start stomaching meat a little more, and pork has been one thing we have been eating a lot of lately. Of course it helps if its smothered in apple butter! If you don’t have the time to make your own apple butter, don’t fear. Their are great brands available at your local grocery store. Don’t feel bad if you can’t make the homemade variety. If your looking for a quick and easy meal try my Apple Butter Pork Chops. They are sure to not disappoint come dinner time! delicious 2 ingredient apple butter pork chops from

Katie Original Recipe

Apple Butter Pork Chops

Prep Time: 24 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 24 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 3

Apple Butter Pork Chops


  • 3 bone-in thin-cut pork chops
  • 1/2 cup apple butter + more for serving
  • green onions for garnish


  1. In a zip-top bag, marinate pork chops in 1/2 cup of apple butter for 1-2 days in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove pork chops from refrigerator and place on a baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven, serve immediately, and garnish with sliced green onion and additional apple butter if desired.


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12 Responses to “Apple Butter Pork Chops”

  1. Erin | The Law Student's Wife posted on October 21, 2013 at 9:13 am (#)

    Apples + Pork are meant to be! I’m always looking for budget-friendly meal ideas, and this one is definitely going on the list!

    • Katie replied on October 22nd, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks Erin–I agree… best combo around!

  2. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted on October 21, 2013 at 5:16 pm (#)

    Oh man these chops look great with the apple butter. So glad you are feeling better about food now!

    • Katie replied on October 22nd, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Awe thanks Meagan! Yes I was easily able to eat these thanks to all the apple butter goodness!

  3. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on October 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm (#)

    Love cooking pork with apples! I’ll have to try apple butter next time!

    • Katie replied on October 22nd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      apple butter and pork is my new favorite combo!

  4. Nutmeg Nanny posted on October 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm (#)

    Oh wow, this dish is mouthwatering!! I love pork chops 🙂

    • Katie replied on October 31st, 2013 at 7:47 am

      It may not look pretty, but it tastes amazing!

  5. Paula - bell'alimento posted on October 29, 2013 at 9:23 pm (#)

    A perfect pairing! Need to pick up some chops this week.

    • Katie replied on October 31st, 2013 at 7:47 am

      Paula–this seriously is a perfect pairing! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Steph Piontkowski posted on November 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm (#)

    Katie, what is the side dish pictured with the pork chops. It looks great! I’d love to see a recipe for that too! 🙂

    • Katie replied on November 4th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Hi Steph! They are butternut squash and ginger mashed potatoes… I haven’t gotten around to posting about them yet… Probably in the next week! 🙂 They are so good!

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