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Apple Chutney Pork Chops

Pork chops and apples just belong together so pork chops topped with homemade apple chutney take your average pork chop recipe to the next level!

Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe fool you. It is delicious! In fact, I kept munching on those apples while they were simmering and they made the house smell like heaven! It just screams fall and the sweet and tangy apples are perfect for kids and adults.

My daughter is obsessed with pork chops. She begs for them, yet barely eats chicken. It doesn’t make sense to me but whatever! She loves this version. Her other favorite is our stuffed pork chop dinner! If you need a new dinner recipe that the whole family will love, then this apple chutney version needs to be on your recipe rotation!

a photo of a dinner plate topped with a juicy boneless pork chop topped with apple chutney, a side of creamy mashed potatoes covered in gravy and a big helping of fresh green beans.

Ok the ingredients list is going to look a little long but most of the ingredients are spices, so grab your measuring spoons and get ready to make a dry rub for the pork chops and the most delicious homemade apple chutney. Here is what you will need:

  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Dry Rub: Flour, Smoked Paprika, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Kosher Salt

Apple Chutney

  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Curry Powder
  • Cardamom
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Golden Raisins

The measurements for each ingredient are listed in the recipe card at the end of the post.

a photo of a golden pork chop topped with a juicy apple chutney served alongside a heaping pile of gravy covered mashed potatoes and fresh steamed green beans.

Pork chops often end up bland and dry, but they absolutely do not have to be! Here are some tips for making juicy golden boneless pork chops every time:

  • A good pork chop must start with a delicious dry rub and then a good sear. Searing creates a delicious crusty outside layer that seals in the juices.
  • Once the chops have a golden sear, stick the cast iron skillet into the oven to bake until they are done. You are looking for 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Which leads me to the next tip…have a good meat thermometer
  • Thicker pork chops make for more tender meat. When you get the thinner cut pork chops, they dry out super fast, so the thicker the better!
  • Know your pork chop. If you get bone-in chops, they will need 10-15 minutes longer to cook. Just be aware of what you are buying and plan your cook time accordingly.

Now you can make a perfect pork chop every time!

a photo of a golden pan-seared boneless pork chops sitting in a cast iron skillet.

What is Chutney?

Chutney is a sauce. Chutney is usually made of fruits or vegetables with vinegar, spices, and sugar.

What to Eat with Apple Chutney Pork Chops

I’ve actually only ever made these pork chops with a side of mashed potatoes and a veggie because it just feels so right, but there are options:

We would love to hear what you decide to make!

a photo of a dinner plate topped with a golden pork chop topped with a homemade apple chutney served with gravy covered mashed potatoes and fresh green beans.

How Do You Reheat a Pork Chop?

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Put a little water in the bottom of an oven safe dish. Place the pork chop in the dish and cover. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the pork chop is hot.

How Long Do Pork Chops Keep?

You can keep left overs in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

 

a photo of a piece of pork chop that has been cut from the whole pork chop that is topped with an apple chutney.

Apples and pork chops people! You have to try it and this homemade apple chutney is so flavorful and delicious. Now that you have all the tips for making juicy and tender pork chops, get your buns to the grocery store and let’s do this!

More Pork Recipes to Try:

a photo of a juicy pork chop topped with an apple chutney. the pork chop has been cut into so you can see the cross section of the pork chop.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 3

For the Pork Chops

  • 4 Boneless Pork Chops
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

For the Apple Chutney

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • Pinch Nutmeg cinnamon works too
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cardamom
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup or more honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon or Ground Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 2 Cups Honeycrisp Apples unpeeled and chopped in 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons Golden Raisins Raisins or craisins works as well
  • Parsley chopped, for garnish

Make the Pork Chops

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat and drizzle in about 2 tablespoons of canola oil or olive oil. Brown the chops on each side and place in an 8×8 baking dish.

  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Meanwhile, prepare the chutney.

For the Apple Chutney

  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter and then whisk in the spices. Combine all remaining ingredients along with the apples.

  • Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until apples are tender. Whisk together the cornstarch and water and slowly drizzle into the simmering apples, stirring as you go until thickened slightly. Remove from heat until pork is done.

  • Serve pork chops with mashed potatoes, chutney sauce and a sprinkle of parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Apple Chutney Pork Chops

Amount Per Serving (1 g)

Calories 574
Calories from Fat 153

% Daily Value*

Fat 17g26%

Saturated Fat 7g44%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Monounsaturated Fat 6g

Cholesterol 130mg43%

Sodium 2083mg91%

Potassium 966mg28%

Carbohydrates 67g22%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 52g58%

Protein 40g80%

Vitamin A 697IU14%

Vitamin C 5mg6%

Calcium 58mg6%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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