Sweet Apple Pork Chops

Sweet Apple Pork Chops
Two pork chops on a plate with cabbage
Yield: 6 servings
For Pork Chops:
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 3 bone-in pork chops
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
For Apple Cranberry Cabbage:
  • 2 small apples, scrubbed with a clean vegetable brush under running water, grated
  • ½ head of cabbage, scrubbed with a clean vegetable brush under running water, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 1 onion, scrubbed with a clean vegetable brush under running water, halved and sliced
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 ¼ cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (optional)


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a small bowl, mix spices together. Use half the mixture and season the pork chops on all the sides. Wash hands after handling uncooked meat.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork chops and cook for 3 min, or until meat is browned. Repeat on the other side. Remove from skillet, set aside and keep warm.
  4. Return the skillet to medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes.
  5. Add cabbage, apples, and cranberries and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until apples and cabbage soften slightly. Add broth, vinegar, and any leftover spice mixture.
  6. Place pork chops in the skillet and cover them with some of the apple/cabbage mixture.
  7. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes, then flip the pork chops and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 145°F on a food thermometer.
  8. Sprinkle with fresh thyme, if desired.
  9. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size (1/6 of recipe):
  • Calories 330
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 80mg
  • Sodium 310mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 30g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Total Sugars 22g, includes 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein 30g
  • Vitamin D 6%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 10%
  • Potassium 15%
Nutrition Software Used: 
ESHA Food Processor