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Apples ‘n’ Onion Topped Chops

Now that my husband and I are trying to lose weight, I find it a challenge to come up with healthy dishes that are flavorful, quick and appealing to us and our young daughter. This one fits the bill on all counts. —Beverly McLain, Endicott, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 3 cups sweet onion slices
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed


  • In a large nonstick skillet heat 2 teaspoons canola oil over medium-high heat; cook chops until browned, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove meat; set aside and keep warm.
  • In same skillet, cook and stir onion in remaining 2 teaspoons canola oil for 7 minutes or until golden brown. Add apple slices; cook and stir 3 minutes longer.
  • Combine the water, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic powder, salt, pepper and rosemary. Stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Return meat to pan. Reduce heat; cover and cook until apples are crisp-tender, and a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°, 6-8 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 326 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.
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  • Reenie642002
    Oct 27, 2020

    We did not like this dish, I was really in the mood for fried apples I should have just fix them by themselves. The Onion was over flavoring and I only used half an onion, I cut the vinegar to a teaspoon but it was still too much. The actual port chops were good enough but the apples went uneaten. Bummer, I will not fix again.

  • John
    Oct 11, 2019

    You're trying to lose weight and are cooking with sugar? Good luck!

  • Stingr104
    Sep 25, 2019

    While my apples were on the floppy side this ended up amazing!! I used already seasoned pork chops and it was wonderful.

  • swakerin
    Jun 27, 2013

    Flavorful and something out of the ordinary. It was excellent

  • mrsahskipit
    Mar 7, 2013

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  • chrissteve
    Mar 4, 2012

    I actually grilled the chops and I cooked the onions and apples until they were pretty well caramelized--about an hour. What a hit! It was the seasoning in the onions and apples that made such a difference.

  • simbatlion
    Nov 9, 2011

    Great flavor combination. Pork chops come out so moist - and I can never cook a moist pork chop!

  • GooFan
    Nov 7, 2011

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  • Yum-cooking
    Jan 30, 2011

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  • carter_crazy
    Dec 28, 2010

    Just cooked this for dinner tonight for the first time. Knowing the kids aren't big fans of vinegar, I was a little hesitant to add it, but since it was such a small amount, I went ahead and followed the recipe as written. It's fantastic!!!