Savory Apples and Chops

Why this recipe?  I knew this recipe was perfect to share on Flip2Tasty after I had it for dinner on our recent trip to Virginia.  It was very flavorful, and perfectly sweet.

The Flip:  The original recipe was sauteed, but I made a casserole instead.  It was easy—I just placed it in the oven and let the magic happen—it smelled outstanding!

First, I layered white onions in the bottom of my casserole dish.

I added sliced apples next.

Tasty Tip: When you slice your apples, remember to place the slices in a large bowl of water with lemon juice or Fruit Fresh to keep them from turning brown!

You'll want to use a tart apple; I chose Granny Smith.

Once I layered my apples on top of the onions, I sprinkled them with sweet brown sugar.

I then turned my attention to the pork chops:

I chose to use thin-cut pork chops and a savory rub composed of sage, thyme, kosher salt and a little nutmeg—I gave them a quick sear and laid them on top of my brown sugar apples!

The only thing left was to slow bake the casserole and let the sweet and savory flavors come together on their own!

My thoughts:  Make sure to cover your casserole tightly with foil and don't peak—your chops will be tender and cooked to perfection!  With a recipe this healthy, you don't have to feel guilty if you serve yourself seconds!  Enjoy.

Servings: 8  Serving size: 1  Calories: 106  Fat: 1 g  Carbs: 27g  Fiber: 2g  Protein: 13g  Sugar: 23g
Sodium: 258mg  Old Points: 3  Points +:  4


  • 8 (1 lb) thin-cut boneless Pork Chops, trim fat
  • 1 White Onion, large
  • 4 medium tart Apples, cored and medium sliced (I used Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  1. Spray 9 x 13 glass baking pan with baking spray.
  2. Cut onion in half.  Cut into thin slices and layer onions on bottom of baking.
  3. Layer sliced apples in single layer on top of onions. (soak in lemon water to keep from turning brown)
  4. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar over apples.  
  5. On separate plate: lightly spray both sides of chops with cooking spray.
  6. In small bowl: combine sage, thyme, nutmeg and salt.  Mix.  Evenly sprinkle mixture on both sides of the chops and rub mixture into chop. 
  7. In skillet: add olive oil and heat to medium-high. (make sure skillet is hot)
  8. Quickly sear each side of pork chop for approximately 1 minute.  Place chops in single layer on top of apples. 
  9. Tightly cover baking pan with foil. (do not peak during baking time)  Place in 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes.  
  10. When serving: ladle pan juices over the chops and apple mixture.     



  1. Yum! Can't wait to try this.

    1. I really love that it's sooo easy to prepare—even easier to eat!


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