Garlic Pork Chops with Spicy Apples

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Garlic Pork Chops with Spicy Apples

Welcome to Date Night and Dinner Parties at The Slow Roasted Italian.  Tonight we serving unbelievably flavorful Garlic Pork Chops with Spicy Apples, served with Everyday Orzo and a side salad.  This is the perfect meal for entertaining.

I actually doubled the recipe for this, it is perfect every time!  Use pork roast, different flavors of jelly, change out the fruit.  Try pears instead!  So many variations and perfect every way.


Recipe adapted from Simply Classic-The Junior League of Seattle 1993 page 185

pork chops with spicy apples on plate

Garlic Pork Chops with Spicy Apples

Donna Elick
Tonight we serving unbelievably flavorful Garlic Pork Chops with Spicy Apples, served with Everyday Orzo and a side salad. This is the perfect meal for entertaining.
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Oven, Stovetop
Servings 2


  • 1 pound pork loin chops, boneless about 1/2″ thick
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 4 cups apples, peeled and diced (I like Golden Delicious)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 dry red wine
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry jelly
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • pinch cayenne
  • salt , to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • With a small, pointed knife, make several small slits into pork chops. Insert garlic slices into the slits. Sprinkle rosemary and pepper onto pork chops, pat spiced onto pork chops. Place in a dry baking pan. Bake uncovered about 25-30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads 140°.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add apples and minced garlic. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender, 5 to 10 minutes, depending on ripeness of apples. Be careful not to overcook or apples will become mushy. Set aside.
  • Remove pork chops from pan. Cover with foil and allow to sit, 10 to 15 minutes. Spoon fat off the drippings in pan. Discard any garlic that remains in the pan. Place roasting pan on a burner over medium-high heat. When pork drippings are sizzling, deglaze pan by pouring in red wine.
  • Boil and reduce wine by half, stirring often and scraping bottom of pan with a spatula to incorporate all browned bits. Add jelly, soy sauce, vinegar and cayenne. Season with salt to taste. Boil 2 to 3 minutes, until sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Pour sauce over apples. Cook over medium heat just until apples are heated through.
  • Serve apples over pork chops.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 743cal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 1216mg | Sugar: 37g | Fiber: 7g | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally Published Oct 8, 2011

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