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Apple and Pork Chops in Crockpot Recipe

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Nothing says fall quite like breaking out the crockpot! As the weather gets colder, it’s only natural to serve warm and comforting dinners to your family, and this apple and pork chops in crockpot recipe is one everyone will love!

The taste of pork goes wonderfully with apples, and putting it all in the crockpot takes the work of cooking it up. Plus, you can serve it directly from the crockpot to your hungry brood! Easy Apple Recipes like this are the best.

Want more ideas for cooking with your crockpot? Don’t miss my easy crockpot pork recipes for working moms!

Since this recipe only needs about five hours in the slow cooker, you don’t have to get up early to start cooking it.

You can put it on around lunchtime, and it’ll be ready just in time to hit the dinner table! Leave the lid on your crockpot as the food cooks to avoid losing heat.

Apple and Pork Chops in Crockpot Recipe

While some people may not think pork and apples go together, they’ll change their minds with this dish! It’s one of the best recipes for a delicious dinner. Hands down!

Just plan and let the slow cooker take over. Having a night off from dinner stresses with crockpot meals like this is nice.

My boys LOVE this dish and always ask for it. Since it’s simple to prep and cook, I’m happy to add the ingredients and let the cooking process take over. And I love the way the house smells!

Why are my pork chops tough in the slow cooker?

There’s a reason why this happens. Pork chops are lean meat that does not have the same marbling as beef or other cuts of pork, which means they are more prone to drying out and becoming tough when cooked at high temperatures for a long time.

To avoid this, try using fattier cuts of pork or adding some liquid, like chicken broth or apple cider, to help keep the meat moist.

It may also be helpful to layer the pork chops on top of other ingredients, like onions or potatoes, to prevent them from directly touching the bottom of the slow cooker.

You can still achieve tender and flavorful pork chops with some adjustments in the slow cooker.

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Best Apple Recipes:

Once you make this Slow Cooker Pork and Apple Recipe, don’t stop! There are so many fun flavors of apples that you can make a lot of delicious dishes!

This Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Dip Recipe is one of my favorites for the fall months!

Be sure and try to make this Instant Pot Caramel Apple Cheesecake Recipe!

This Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler recipe is one that you won’t be able to stop eating.

The flavor of this Apple Fritter Cake recipe is out of this world!

Apple Butter Crescent Rolls might be the best side dish option ever.

My boys love when I whip up this Baked Cinnamon Apples Recipe. The flavor is so good!

I’m a massive fan of this Warm Caramel Apple Cake! It’s one of the best cake recipes.

How do I make sure the pork is fully cooked?

Pork is one of the most popular meats worldwide, but it is important to ensure it is cooked properly to avoid foodborne illnesses.

You should use a meat thermometer to ensure the pork is fully cooked. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the pork, ensuring it does not touch the bone.

The internal temperature should reach 145°F (63°C) for pork cuts like chops, roast, or loin. Ground pork should be cooked to 160°F (71°C).

Once the pork reaches the desired temperature, rest for a few minutes before cutting and serving. This will allow the juices to distribute throughout the meat, keeping it juicy and tender.

By following these tips, you can ensure your pork is fully cooked and safe to eat.

More Pork Recipes:

Apple and Pork Chops in Crockpot Recipe

Apple and Pork Chops in Crockpot Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 25 minutes

The taste of this Apple and Pork Chops in Crockpot Recipe is so good!


  • 6 or 7 pork chops bone in or out
  • 3 red delicious apples cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 onion julienned
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of salt divided (or as desired)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper divided (or as desired)
  • 2 teaspoons of ground sage divided
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 32 oz of unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons oil


  1. In a large bowl season pork chops with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of sage and ½ teaspoon of black pepper.
  2. Add two tablespoons of oil to a pan over medium high heat.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add pork chops (3-4 at a time) to pan.
  4. Brown pork chops, 3-4 minutes per side, flipping only once.
  5. Meanwhile, layer the slices of two apples to the bottom of the crock pot. Once pork chops are browned, layer pork chops over apple slices.
  6. Once pork chops are removed, lower heat to low/medium. With the reserved juice of the pork chops and one tablespoon of additional oil, add in the onions and cook until softened, about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Layer cooked onions over the pork chops in crock pot.
  7. Add remaining ingredients to crockpot, cover and cook on low 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 562Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 853mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 4gSugar: 17gProtein: 51g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/19/2023

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 16th of May 2017

Your Apple and Pork Chops in The Crockpot looks like a great recipe! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. We will look forward to seeing you again real soon! Miz Helen


Saturday 13th of May 2017

I love Apples and Pork Chops, but usually I bake them in the oven instead of making them in the crockpot. That's a great idea, I will have to try this!

Carole from Carole's Chatter

Thursday 11th of May 2017

Hi Kelli, this is great. I hope you bring it over to Food on Friday as part of Pot Luck. Each month there are now 3 different themes plus a Potluck – so you should always be able to share something. If you would like to join in the fun on a regular basis please schedule a reminder for the second Friday of each month (NZ time). Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Thursday 11th of May 2017

Great combination and looks really good!!! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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