Harvest Pork Chops
Sweet and savory combine in this harvest pork chop topped with apples.
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: 304 calories (118 calories from fat), 21.1g carbohydrates, 23.3g protein. This recipe, along with any that features lean pork, is high in niacin, thiamin and vitamin B6, and very high in the antioxidant selenium.

  • Recipe From: Illinois Partners


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 large pork center loin chops (bone-in and inch thick)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced into 8 wedges (Granny Smith or other firm variety)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup dark beer
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
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  1. Add oil to skillet or Dutch oven. Brown the pork chops on both sides, remove from pan.

  2. In the same pan, sauté the onions until translucent, add garlic and apples. Sprinkle flour and incorporate into any pan drippings. Deglaze pan with beer.

  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, cover and cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until very tender.


Tips & Notes

You can also prepare this dish in a slow cooker. After searing the pork, combine all ingredients in a slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours.


  1. I have recently discovered your web site and most importantly your recipes. It would be helpful if you would add additional information such as: Serving size, calories, and total carbohydrates. Equally helpful for persons trying to watch their weight or better trying to lose weight would be total fat content, protein, cholesterol, fiber, and sodium contents.

    • Hi Nancy,

      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, we are unable to list the calories and carbs at this time, though we do list the serving size and would love to be able to add nutrition details in the future. In the meantime, I recommend checking out a nutrition calculator tool such as http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php. You can simply paste in the ingredients and find out all the nutrition information. I’ve done it for this recipe, so I’ve included those details above. Hope this helps!

      Jessy Yancey
      Farm Flavor