Apple Butter Pork Chops (One Pan Skillet Pork Chops with Apples)

Apple Butter Pork Chops are the perfect ONE PAN recipe for fall and winter! These skillet pork chops with apples are so juicy and flavorful when cooked in the apple butter, and it’s just so delicious. And as a bonus, there’s only ONE SKILLET to clean!

One Pan Skillet Pork Chops with Apples

One Pan Skillet Pork Chops with Apples

Skillet Pork Chops with Apples is the perfect fall dinner recipe. This one pan apple butter pork chops recipe is filled with flavor!

I’m always searching for One Pan Meals because they are so dang EASY. That’s just how I roll: Easy, breezy, beautiful…Wait, that’s a different motto. Mine is “Easy recipes are the best recipes!” It doesn’t have the same ring to it, but it’s SO true. Less time slaving away in the kitchen, less cleanup, and more time to enjoy with family. That’s why I love these One Pan Skillet Pork Chops with Apples!

You get juicy apple butter pork chops AND apple slices, all in one pan. It’s a beautiful a delicious dinner that’s perfect for any night of the week. Everything is cooked in the apple butter, so it’s absolutely filled with flavor.  You’re going to love how easy the recipe is, and you’ll love the easy clean-up even more!

This One Pan Skillet Pork Chops with Apples recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner. Apple Butter Pork Chops will be your new favorite meal!


Photo Collage: Pork chops topped with apple slices

Pork chops and apples recipe

Apple Butter Pork Chops

Recently, a reader asked me on Twitter how she could use an extra jar of Apple Butter. My first inkling was to respond “um…eat it with a spoon like I do!” but I realize not everyone is quite as addicted to Apple Butter as me. So I started brainstorming and googling to find an answer. I saw a beautiful recipe from Ali at Gimme Some Oven (my fave!) for Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops and it got my mind working. What if I made some swaps and used tons of Apple Butter…could it work?

The answer is YES, it works. These Apple Butter Pork Chops are actual perfection! I used a jar of my mom’s homemade Apple Butter for this pork chops and apples recipe, but you can easily use store-bought. (I saw that Smucker’s has started making it recently.)

Pork Chops with apples in a skillet

Photo Collage: Apple Butter Pork Chops on a plate

Pork Chops and Apples Recipe

Nothing goes together quite like pork chops and apples. Something about the sweetness of the apples mixed with the pork REALLY works. A lot of people eat pork chops with applesauce, so let’s take it up a notch. Cook the pork chops in apple butter, and add on a side of apple slices. THAT is the ultimate way to eat pork chops with apples.

Photo Collage: Pork Chops and Apples in a skillet; apple pork chops on a plate

Apple Pork Chops on a plate, next to a skillet

How to Make One Pan Skillet Pork Chops with Apples

This one pan skillet pork chops with apples recipe is so simple! All you need are some pork chops, a jar of apple butter, a couple of apples, butter, brown sugar, chili powder (a little kick of spice), butter, and heavy cream. And your skillet, but that’s the only dish here!

How to make Apple Butter Pork Chops:

  1. Melt the butter in the skillet, then cook the pork chops for 3 minutes on each side.
  2. Set pork chops aside while cooking the apples.
  3. Melt more butter in the skillet and cook the apple slices for about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in about 7/12 oz apple butter, plus the chili powder & brown sugar. Then add in the heavy cream and stir together, bringing the mixture to a light boil.
  5. Add the pork chops back in and cook 4 minutes on each side, adding a tablespoon of apple butter to each one as they cook.

To serve, place the apples on to of each pork chop. The flavor of these apple pork chops is amazing! See the recipe card below for detailed instructions.

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A plate of apple butter pork chops cut into slices

I can’t wait for you to make these One Pan Skillet Pork Chops with Apples! I know you’ll love them as much as we do. There’s just so much flavor. Apple Butter Pork Chops are a real winner!

Watch the Video and See the recipe card for details on how to make One Pan Skillet Pork Chops with Apples. Enjoy!

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4.72 from 7 votes
One Pan Skillet Apple Butter Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Apple Butter Pork Chops are the perfect ONE PAN recipe for fall and winter! These skillet pork chops with apples are so juicy and flavorful when cooked in the apple butter, and it's just so delicious. And as a bonus, there's only ONE SKILLET to clean!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple butter, pork chops
Servings: 4
Calories: 530 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
  • 2 pork chop filets
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 15 ounces 1/2 jar apple butter, divided (more if desired)
  • 2 apples cored and sliced. No need to peel them.
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder or just chili powder
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  1. Season both sides of each pork chop with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add the pork chops and cook each side for 3 minutes. Place pork on a plate and allow to rest while you cook the apples.
  3. Using the same skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the apple slices and allow to cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Pour in 1/4 of the jar (7 1/2 ounces) of apple butter (you can use a bit more if you want, but it does get pretty sweet), brown sugar, and chili powder. Stir to combine. Add in the cream and continue to stir. Bring to a light boil.
  4. Add the pork chops, pushing aside the apples to make sure the bottoms of each pork chop are touching the skillet. Spoon a tablespoon of apple butter onto each side of each pork chop as you cook.
  5. Cook each pork chop for about 4 more minutes or each side, adding a tablespoon of apple butter to each side as you cook. Cook until pork is cooked through to your liking.
  6. Serve hot with the apple mixture spooned over the pork.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Serve the chops with the apple mixture spooned on top
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Skillet Apple Butter Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Potassium 535mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 52g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 15.5%
Vitamin C 5.8%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lori @ RecipeGirl
This recipe looks beyond amazing! It's everything that my family loves in a dinner. Warm, comforting, apples! Will be trying out this recipe for sure.
WHOA GIRL! Can you cook me dinner!?!
Tonia from TheGunnySack
I sometimes struggle with making amazing pork chops so I HAVE to give this a try!
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.
One pan meals are the best and this one looks just incredible. That sauce! Plus apple and pork chops are always a winning combination, I think it would have to be even better when apple butter is involved!
Katerina @ Diethood
Daaaang girl! This looks magical!! I cannot think of anything better to do at this very moment but make this!
    Becky Hardin
    Thanks love! Hope you and your family have the most fabulous Thanksgiving!
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
Seriously drooling over my keyboard as I look at this glorious dinner. Pinning and making ASAP!
One pan?? This looks amazing! Happy thanksgiving Becky! Hope you have a great holiday!!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
These pork chops sound sweet, savory and delicious Becky. My husband is a huge pork chop fan, so I know he will love these! On my list! Happy Thanksgiving!
Lydia @LydiOutLoud
My husband is sitting next to me while I read your blog, peeked over and is now begging me to make this tonight. Thanks a lot! I thought I was going to skate by with a leftovers night. ;)
    Becky Hardin
    HA! That is so funny. You are so sweet Lydia thanks for stopping by!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
This is gorgeous! I love pork with fruit! So good!
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