One Pan Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet

One Pan Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet…the perfect ONE PAN recipe for Fall and Winter! And bonus…only ONE SKILLET to clean!

One Pan Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet...the perfect recipe for Fall and Winter! One bonus...only ONE PAN to clean! Wow your family with this (SUPER EASY) recipe that everyone will love!


This APPLE BUTTER PORK CHOP SKILLET was originally posted in November 2016, and continues to be a favorite! Enjoy!

Two One Pan Skillet Meals in less than a week (Click HERE to see the other one!)?? 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, but it’s SO true. Less time slaving away, less cleanup, more time to enjoy with family. So pull up a seat because today’s recipe is a serious winner. ONE PAN APPLE BUTTER PORK CHOP SKILLET! Heaven.

I had a reader recently ask 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. 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? Yep. It works. It more than works. It’s perfection!

How to Make One Pan Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet

I used a jar of my mom’s homemade Apple Butter (mmmmmmm) but you can easily use store-bought. I saw that Smucker’s has started making it recently.

I’m so obsessed with these one pot/pan meals. It might be all I make going forward :). Enjoy!

One Pan Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple butter, pork chops
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 399 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie

One Pan Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet...the perfect ONE PAN recipe for Fall and Winter! And bonus...only ONE SKILLET to clean!



  • 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 Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Potassium 218mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 52g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 15.5%
Vitamin C 5.8%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 2.9%
* 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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