Pork Chops and Applesauce

Pork loin chops, seasoned with paprika, sage, thyme and spices then lightly pan fried and served with homemade applesauce. When my applesauce was simmering in the crock pot, I knew I would be serving it with pork chops. I served them with buttermilk mashed potatoes and an Autumn Salad with Pears on the side.

You can make this with boneless or bone-in pork chops; center cut pork loin chops are a good option because they are pretty lean, just be sure not to over-cook them so they don’t dry out. According to the USDA, cooking pork to 145° F and letting it rest for three minutes will give you juicy chops that are safe to eat.

Pork Chops and Applesauce
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 chop, 2 tbsp applesauce • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 180 • Fat: 8.2 g • Protein: 20.3 g • Carb: 4.8 g • Fiber: 0.3 g • Sugar: 1.5
Sodium: 29.3 mg


  • 4 thin (14 oz) boneless pork loin chops, center cut
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour (leave out for gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce for serving on the side


Season pork chops with paprika, garlic powder, sage, thyme, salt and fresh pepper to taste.

Place flour on a small flat plate and lightly pat the chops with flour, shaking off any excess flour so they are lightly coated.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add butter when the pan is hot. When the butter melts, place chops in the skillet and cook 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Turn over and cook an additional 3 – 4 minutes, or until the internal temp is 145° F. Remove from the pan and set on a platter to rest for three minutes.