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.
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!
Katie Original Recipe
- 1 Oven
- 3 bone-in thin-cut pork chops
- ½ cup apple butter + more for serving
- green onions for garnish
- In a zip-top bag, marinate pork chops in ½ cup of apple butter for 1 day in the refrigerator.
- Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove pork chops from refrigerator and place on a baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven, serve immediately, and garnish with sliced green onion and additional apple butter if desired.
- Apple Butter - If you don't have homemade on hand you can use store bought apple butter instead.
- Protein - You can make this with chicken or even a turkey tenderloin instead of pork.
Katie, what is the side dish pictured with the pork chops. It looks great! I’d love to see a recipe for that too! 🙂
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!
Paula - bell'alimento
A perfect pairing! Need to pick up some chops this week.
Paula–this seriously is a perfect pairing! Thanks for stopping by!
Oh wow, this dish is mouthwatering!! I love pork chops 🙂
It may not look pretty, but it tastes amazing!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
Love cooking pork with apples! I’ll have to try apple butter next time!
apple butter and pork is my new favorite combo!
Meagan @ A Zesty Bite
Oh man these chops look great with the apple butter. So glad you are feeling better about food now!
Awe thanks Meagan! Yes I was easily able to eat these thanks to all the apple butter goodness!
Erin | The Law Student's Wife
Apples + Pork are meant to be! I’m always looking for budget-friendly meal ideas, and this one is definitely going on the list!
Thanks Erin–I agree… best combo around!