Apple Sage Pork Chops - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Apple Sage Pork Chops

Servings:4Serving Size:1 pork chop


  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless center cut pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 thinly sliced red apples
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)


  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.
  2. Gently clean all produce under cool running water.
  3. Mix flour, sage, garlic, thyme, and salt together in a small bowl.
  4. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture over both sides of the pork chops. Remember to wash hands after handling raw meat.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Sear pork chops for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Pan will smoke a little.
  7. Remove pork chops from the pan and set aside.
  8. Reduce heat to medium. To the same skillet, add onion and cook for 2 minutes, or until soft.
  9. Add apples, and continue cooking until tender, about 2 minutes.
  10. Add apple juice, brown sugar, and remaining spice mixture and stir to dissolve.
  11. Return pork chops to the skillet by nestling them in the pan.
  12. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes or until the pork is cooked through and reaches 145 degrees F a food thermometer.
  13. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Source: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension: Plate It Up Kentucky Proud!

Nutrition facts per serving: 310 Calories 10g total fat; 1.5g saturated fat; 50mg cholesterol; 660mg sodium; 35g total carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 25g total sugars; 7g added sugars; 22g protein; 6% DV vitamin D; 2% DV calcium; 6% DV iron; 15% DV potassium