Fire up the slow cooker today for this great combination of pork chops and apples—the perfect crock pot pork chop recipe for fall with fantastic flavor and minimal prep.
Pick your favorite apples. Pick your favorite chops. And have a delicious cold weather dinner.
Pork chops—one inch thick, either boneless or bone-in pork chops
Salt and black pepper
Featured Comment from Sunita:
"This was terrific! So tender and juicy."
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👨🍳How to Make Crock Pot Apple Pork Chops
- Peel and slice the apples and thinly slice the onion (optional.)
- Combine Dijon mustard and honey and microwave briefly until liquid.
- Trim pork chops, pat dry, and lightly season with salt and black pepper. Brush the chops with the honey mixture.
- Place pork chops in the bottom of the crock pot and sprinkle with the apple slices and optional onion.
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours to a final internal temperature of at least 145°.
This is a summary of the steps and ingredients. See the recipe card or the step-by-step photo instructions below for full instructions.
If you want a different way to cook your chops, check out Pan Seared Oven Roasted Pork Chops, Fried Pork Chops with Gravy, Crock Pot Pork Chops, Grilled Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops, or a personal favorite of mine, Breaded Pork Chops.
🍎What apples to use
If I buy apples just for this recipe, I will choose Ida Red or Granny Smith apples. Other good choices are Fuji or Gala apples. But the apples you have are probably OK, besides Red Delicious or Macintosh.
🍴What to serve with apple pork chops?
Since this is the main dish, starch like baked rice, mashed potatoes, or sweet potatoes works well. Add a side of your favorite vegetable to complete your easy dinner.
The liquid in the bottom of the crock pot is a delicious sauce for serving time. So don't toss it; pour it into a bowl.
Yes, almost any pork chops will work. Bone-in will cook at about the same rate, but if thicker or thinner chops are used, cook to a final internal temperature of at least 145° for safety and texture.
I don't think it is needed since there are a lot of flavors already. If you want to brown, use a large skillet with oil over medium-high heat.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. Or freeze for 3 months.
🐖About pork chops
I like to use 1-inch center-cut boneless pork chops for this recipe. But use the pork chops you want. Bone-in works but is a bit harder to fit in crock pots.
Things called sirloin, blade, or steak are just not what you want. So, in the diagram above, you want the middle three and neither end.
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Step-by-Step Photo Instructions
Use apples of your choice other than Red Delicious or Macintosh.
Peel and slice two medium apples or one large. Optional—thinly slice ½ of a medium onion.
Combine 1 tablespoon each of Dijon mustard and honey. Place in microwave for about 10 seconds on high, then mix well.
If your pork chops have a fat rim, trim it to ½ inch and score every inch to prevent cupping—pat dry and season lightly with salt and black pepper. Brush the chops with the honey mixture.
Place in the bottom of a crock pot. I used a 3.5-quart crock pot for two but used a full size for more chops. Cover evenly with the apple slices and the onion if using.
Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
Crock Pot Apple Pork Chops
- 2 pork chops either boneless or bone-in - one inch thick
- ½ onion - medium
- 2 apples - medium or one large
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Use apples of your choice other than Red Delicious or Macintosh. Peel and slice two medium apples or one large. Optional—thinly slice ½ of a medium onion.
- Combine 1 tablespoon each of Dijon mustard and honey. Place in microwave for about 10 seconds on high, then mix well.
- If your pork chops have a fat rim, trim it to ½ inch and score every inch to prevent cupping—pat dry and season lightly with salt and black pepper. Brush the chops with the honey mixture.
- Place in the bottom of a crock pot. I used a 3.5-quart crock pot for two but used a full size for more chops. Cover evenly with the apple slices and the onion if using.
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours until 145° or a bit more.
Your Own Private Notes
- This fits nicely in a 3.5-quart crock pot. If you double the recipe, use a 6-8 quart crock pot.
- Use the apples you want, but Red Delicious or Macintosh. are probably not good choices.
- Since crock pots vary, 4 hours will be fine for most people, but you want the apples tender and the pork chops 145° or more.
- Good refrigerated for 3-4 days.
To adjust the recipe size:
You may adjust the number of servings in this recipe card under servings. This does the math for the ingredients for you. BUT it does NOT adjust the text of the instructions. So you need to do that yourself.
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