Sauteed Pork Chops with Apples


The Sugar and Spice Rub makes extra. So another time, use it to season pork tenderloin or lean burgers before broiling or grilling.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 40 mins
4 servings


Sugar and Spice Rub

  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper

Pork Chops

  • 4 (8 ounce) bone-in pork center-cut chops, cut 3/4 inch thick

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil plus 1 tablespoon, divided

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • 2 cups thinly sliced Granny Smith apples

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or chicken stock

  • 2 teaspoons Fresh thyme


  1. To prepare Sugar and Spice Rub: In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper and black pepper.

  2. To prepare chops: Trim fat from chops. Brush 2 teaspoons oil over all sides of chops. Sprinkle chops evenly with 1 tablespoon of the rub (reserve the rest for another use); rub in with your fingers. Cover with plastic wrap; chill in refrigerator 1 hour.

  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to lightly coat skillet. Add chops; cook 7 to 10 minutes or until 145 degrees F, turning once. Transfer chops to a warm platter; cover and keep warm.

  4. Remove skillet from heat. Slowly add wine to hot skillet, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from bottom of skillet. Return skillet to heat. Add sliced apples, broth, and 1 thyme sprig. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 3 minutes or just until apples are tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer apples to a small bowl; cover and keep warm. Bring broth mixture in skillet to boiling. Boil about 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Return chops and apples to skillet; heat through. If desired, sprinkle with snipped thyme. Serve immediately.


To make ahead: Prepare rub (Step 1); store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
12g Fat
9g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 pork chop, 1/4 cup cooked apples and 1 tablespoon sauce
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 35g 70%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Vitamin A 125IU 2%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Folate 2mcg 1%
Sodium 256mg 11%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 47mg 11%
Potassium 649mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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