Honey Pork Chops with Pears and Bourbon (Pan Fried Pork Chops)

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Honey Pork Chops with Pears and Bourbon are the perfect fall comfort food. We are obsessed with this Pan Fried Pork Chops Recipe with its Fall flavors and decadent comfort food appeal! These Honey Pork Chops are rubbed with fragrant herbs and are the perfect mix of savory and sweet when combined with the bourbon and fresh pears. This is the best pork chops recipe for fall!

Honey Pork Chops with Pears and Bourbon in a skillet

Honey Pork Chops Recipe

Honey Pork Chops with Pears and Bourbon is such a special Fall comfort food recipe!

It doesn’t get better than Honey Pork Chops for Autumn! This herb crusted Pan Fried Pork Chops recipe is such a gorgeous dish first and foremost, but it also packs a huge flavor punch. It’s festive, beautiful, and tastes like Fall in a skillet. Making a dish like this around the holidays will wow your guests, warm your bellies, and make your hearts happy.

I love the way the herbs and pears combine to make things both sweet and salty, and the bourbon adds just the right touch of something special. This is one of our very favorite recipes for this time of year!

I love our other Pork Chop Recipes that we make often, but these Honey Pork Chops are a serious favorite.

Honey Pork Chops with Pears & Bourbon are the perfect savory Fall dish!

Honey Pork Chops with Pears and Bourbon 

Honey Pork Chops with Pears and Bourbon in skillet and on plate

Pan Fried Pork Chops with Bourbon and Pear

These Pan Fried Pork Chops are super tasty but also so beautiful! Look at all those Fall colors in one skillet.

Ever since the success of the Apple Butter Pork Chops recipe from a few years ago, I knew I wanted to try my hand at more pork chop recipes for Fall. Apple was great, but pear is elevated. This dish is more complex in flavor, but still super easy and sure to please.

There’s just something about pork and fruit that just works. If you tried and loved the Apple Butter Pork Chop Skillet, you’ll definitely love this Honey Pork Chops Version!

Honey Pork Chops on a plate topped with sliced bourbon pears

Pan fried pork chops in a skillet with bourbon pears

Tips for cooking Pan Fried Pork Chops:

  • Pat the pork chops dry and sprinkle with sugar and salt. Let rest for 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Allow the pan to get hot but not to the point of smoking. If that happens, remove from the heat and allow to cool before cooking.
  • The best internal temp for cooked pork chops is 145F. Check often and don’t overcook! People think they don’t like pork because it’s often overcooked. Don’t make their (and often MY) mistake!!

If these Honey Pork Chops with Pears and Bourbon don’t scream sweater weather, I really don’t know what does. The red and green is more than perfect for the holidays. I think this might just make an amazing Christmas Eve meal! We chose bone in pork chops because of the extra flavor, but feel free to use boneless if you prefer. Get a good cut of meat either way…it’s worth the extra cost 100%.

Serve this pan fried pork chops recipe with Toni’s sour cream and garlic mashed potatoes or Rebecca’s melting sweet potatoes. A side of bourbon bacon green beans or bacon peacan Brussels sprouts would be perfect with the pork chops, too.

pork chops with sliced pears

I hope these Honey Pork Chops are a reminder of Fall and is super flavorful at your house. I hope it involves this creative and delicious pan fried pork chops recipe. You won’t be disappointed.

See the recipe card for full details on How to Make Honey Pork Chops. Enjoy!

More Pork Recipes we love for Fall:

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Becky Hardin
Becky Hardin
Becky Hardin
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