Baked Pork Chops with Apples and Walnuts combines all of the delicious flavors of baked apple with juicy pork chops for a quick healthy meal.
I am always searching for new simple ways to serve pork chops and chicken breasts. Both are great sources of lean protein and are easily adaptable to a multitude of flavors.
For many Americans of my generation, pork chops and applesauce is a classic combination thanks to the Brady Bunch. But, apples and pork do pair well together. Especially when you add a little walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon to the mix. Simple but full of flavor. And table ready in about 30 minutes.
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- Sourdough Apple Bread by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Baked Pork Chops with Apples and Walnuts
- 4 1-inch thick pork chops
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 apples
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Melt the olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and brown on both sides.
- While pork is browning, peel, core, and chop the apples. Chop the walnuts. Combine.
- Spread the apples and walnuts on top of and around the pork chops in the pan.
- Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the apples.
- Cover with foil and bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes. Bone in pork chops will take about 5 minutes longer.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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