Dijon Apple Pork Chops

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A comfort food classic has always been apples and pork chops. It is a perfect Sunday supper recipe or a simple weeknight dinner. The sweetness of the apples with the tang of grainy dijon mustard baked with bone-in pork chops is going to be a win for sure. These Dijon Apple Pork Chops are a flavorful main course for a hearty meal on any table.

Dijon Apple Pork Chops

If you do not have a saute pan that is either big enough (mine in a 12-inch pan) or not oven-safe with a lid, you could also make this in a 13×9 baking dish. I prefer the ease of cooking it all in a single pan, both on the stove and in the oven, but I know not everyone likes to put their pans into the oven (even when they are oven safe). If you are using a baking dish, make everything as the recipes lists up to the point of putting the pork chops back in the pan. Instead, place the pork chops in the baking dish and spoon the apple mixture over the top of the pork chops. Then cover the dish with foil before placing in the oven. You will want to add roughly five minutes to the cook time, as the baking dish will not already be hot, like the saute pan would be.

Dijon Apple Pork Chops

I prefer green or Grannysmith apples for this recipe. While they are quite tart to be eaten on their own, when cooked they become much sweeter. This is true with most apples, so if you start with an already very sweet apple, if may be too much for this savory recipe. The apple cider vinegar and dijon also help to cut the sweetness of the apples. When I stay grainy mustard I am referring to a type of mustard that has whole mustard seeds in it – sometimes referred to as stone-ground mustard or deli mustard. It has a stronger flavor than just the dijon. If it it too much for you and your family, you could use all dijon mustard to balance it out.

Dijon Apple Pork Chops

When I last made this, I served it with my cheesy mashed taters. They are a perfect link to the apples, as cheddar and apples make such a great pairing. Another great side for these pork chops could be a rice pilaf.

Dijon Apple Pork Chops

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Dijon Apple Pork Chops

The sweetness of apple with the tang of Dijon mustard baked with bone-in pork chops
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, baked pork chops, bone-in pork chops, dijon, pork chops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 1 12inch Oven Safe Saute Pan with lid

Ingredients

  • 6 Pork Chops, bone-in ¾-inch thick
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Green Apples peeled, cut into ½-inch chunks
  • 1 White Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Grainy Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Miso Paste
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375degF.
  • In a large (oven-safe) saute pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Sprinkle both sides of pork chop with salt and pepper. Once oil is hot, add pork chops and cook for three minutes on each side then remove from heat and keep warm.
  • Add onions and apples to the pan and let cook for three minutes. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour over apples. Let simmer for 3 minutes then return pork chops to pan. Spoon apple mixture over top of pork chops. Cover with lid and transfer to the oven. Cook for 25 minutes
  • Remove from oven (be careful, handles will be very hot). Remove lid and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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