A good pork chop dinner just warms the soul, especially when served with apples swimming in a bourbon sauce. Apple Bourbon Pork Chops, my friends, was the perfect dinner in these rather cold winter temps.
Apples, pork chops, and bourbon were meant to be served together…and maybe I just realized that while devouring this dinner.
This one is also a one pan meal making for easy clean up.
We had some leftovers, which were really good the next day! The pork didn’t dry out thanks to the apples and sauce.
How to Make Apple Bourbon Pork Chops
First set out 3 to 4 bone in pork chops and seasoned flour.
I set 1/4 cup flour on a plate and added kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Then set a large skillet over medium heat with 2 Tablespoons olive oil.
Once the oil is hot, dredge each pork chop, both sides, in the seasoned flour.
And into the skillet for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
I removed my pork chops when they were at 140 degrees.
Pork should be cooked to 145 degrees, but since we are putting these back into the skillet with the sauce they will be a perfect 145 degrees when serving them.
Leave the same skillet over medium heat after removing the pork chops.
Then add a cup of apple jelly, half cup bourbon or whiskey, two Tablespoons each soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and honey.
Also some garlic, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
Two diced Honeycrisp apples join the party as well.
Bring this to a boil, and then reduce the heat to simmer for 7 to 8 minutes.
The sauce will get slightly thick as it cooks and reduces.
Add the pork chops back into the skillet and spoon the apples and sauce over top.
Apple Bourbon Pork Chops are served together with fresh thyme for garnish 🙂
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Apple Bourbon Pork Chops
Apple Bourbon Pork Chops are actually super easy to prepare but have that extra special dinner feel, pork and apples in a yummy bourbon glaze
- 1/4 cup flour
- kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 Tbsps olive oil
- 2 Honeycrisp apples diced
- 1 cup apple jelly
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- 2 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbsps soy sauce
- 2 Tbsps honey
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3 to 4 bone in pork chops
- Optional: fresh thyme leaves for garnish
Put the flour, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes in a bowl and stir.
Set a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Once hot, coat both sides of the pork chops in the seasoned flour and into the skillet. Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side.
Remove the pork chops, but keep the same skillet over medium heat. Put the diced apples, apple jelly, bourbon, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes in the skillet. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to simmer for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring a few times.
Add the pork chops back into the skillet and serve with the sauce and apples drizzled over the pork and fresh thyme leaves for garnish if desired.