When pork chops and apples come together something wonderful happens. Add in a crock-pot that does all the work for you and you have a winning combination. Tender, juicy fall-off-the-bone pork chops covered with tart/sweet apple slices and smothered in brown sugar and cinnamon. A real family favorite, yet, impressive enough to serve guests.
Tender and juicy bone-in pork chops and crisp, tart granny smith apples make this a recipe you will want to serve over and over again. Not only are these slow cooker pork chops delicious, but the crock-pot does the work, and all you have to do is serve it to your hungry family!
My husband isn’t a big fan of pork chops, and I have prepared them in numerous ways, trying to find a recipe that he likes. But I scored big with this easy recipe! Not only did he grudgingly admit that he did enjoy them, but he also ate leftovers the next day, which is a litmus test for how much he likes a meal.
What to serve with Crock-Pot Pork Chops with Apples:
This dish is a little rich, so I like to keep my sides simple. I usually serve it with Roasted Green Beans with Bacon and Lemon, Easy Orzo Pilaf with Lemon and Chives, Southern Green Beans and New Potatoes, Potato and Broccoli Salad with Vinaigrette or Easy Baked Fresh Tomato Casserole.
More Crock Pot Recipes:
If you like crock-pot or slow cooker recipes like this, you might also want to try these easy crock-pot recipes:
- Easy Crock-Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Slow Cooker Mediterranean Beef Roast
- Southern Crock-Pot Easy Cheesy Grits
- Slow Cooker Chicken Broccoli Pasta
- Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos
If you need other menu ideas or recipes for quick and easy dinners, check out all of my main dish recipes here.
You will only need a few ingredients to make this dish: bone-in pork chops, olive oil, all-purpose flour, kosher salt, ground black pepper, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, apple juice or apple cider, and granny smith apples.
How to make it:
Season the meat on both sides with the salt and pepper. Dredge them in flour and shake off any excess.
Add oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chops and saute them for about 2 minutes on each side or until they are lightly browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Place the apple slices in the crockpot. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon and add the chops. Pour in the apple juice.
Cover the crock-pot, and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.
Sharon’s Expert Tips:
Crock-Pots and slow cookers all cook differently depending on the model you have, and the thickness of the meat. The cooking time may vary. Be sure to check them often. They should be falling off the bone tender when done.
The apples in this recipe will be very soft and have the consistency of applesauce after cooking. If you prefer your apples with a firmer texture, wait to add them to the crock-pot during the last hour of cooking.
I always use granny smith apples in this recipe because they are firm, and I like their tartness. You can substitute other types of apples, but depending on which you use, the consistency and taste will be different.
Be sure to use bone-in, pork chops. They will have the best flavor, and the bone will kelp keep the meat from drying as it’s cooked.
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Easy Crock-Pot Pork Chops with Apples Recipe
- 4 inch pork chops bone-in center-cut about 1-inch thick
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 4 apples unpeeled, cored and quartered
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
- Season the chops on both sides with the salt and pepper.
- Dredge in flour and shake off any excess.
- Add oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chops and saute them for about 2 minutes on each side or until they are lightly browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Place the apple slices in the crockpot. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon and add the meat. Pour in the apple juice.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.*