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 out of cooking it up. Plus, you can serve it directly from the crockpot to your hungry brood!
Want more ideas for cooking with your crockpot? Don’t miss my list of easy crockpot pork recipes for working moms and my roundup of crockpot soups and stews!
Since this recipe only needs about five hours in the slow cooker, you don’t have to get up super early just to start cooking it. You can put it on around lunchtime and it’ll be ready just in time to hit the dinner table! Remember to leave the lid on your crockpot as the food cooks to avoid losing heat.
This recipe would be absolutely wonderful served over cooked rice, hot buttered noodles, or even mashed potatoes! In fact, if you add a simple salad or some easy grilled vegetables, you’ll have a complete meal!
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Apple and Pork Chops in Crockpot Recipe
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
In a large bowl season pork chops with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of sage and ½ teaspoon of black pepper.
Add two tablespoons of oil to a pan over medium high heat.
Once the oil is hot, add pork chops (3-4 at a time) to pan.
Brown pork chops, 3-4 minutes per side, flipping only once.
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.
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.
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
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!