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Pork Chops and Applesauce

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Pork loin chops, seasoned with paprika, sage, thyme and spices then lightly pan fried and served with homemade applesauce.

Pork chops and apple sauce with with buttermilk mashed potatoes and an Autumn Salad with Pears on the side.Pork Chops and 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.

I love this dish in the Fall because it’s super easy, quick to make (only takes me 20 minutes) and it’s filled with those sweet and savory Autumn flavors that remind you Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Oh, and did I mention this dish is also low in points, low carb, keto, and gluten free.

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 loins being lightly pan fried.

Pork loin chops, seasoned with paprika, sage, thyme and spices then lightly pan fried and served with homemade applesauce.

Raw pork loins seasoned with paprika, sage, thyme and spices on a plate.

Raw seasoned pork chops placed in pan.

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Pork Chops and Applesauce

5 from 7 votes
Pork loin chops, seasoned with paprika, sage, thyme and spices then lightly pan fried and served with homemade applesauce. 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Pork chops with homemade applesauce.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 chop, 2 tbsp applesauce


  • 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, homemade or store bought


  • 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.

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Serving: 1 chop, 2 tbsp applesauce, Calories: 180 kcal, Carbohydrates: 4.8 g, Protein: 20.3 g, Fat: 8.2 g, Saturated Fat: 3.5 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 29.3 mg, Fiber: 0.3 g, Sugar: 1.5 g


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93 comments on “Pork Chops and Applesauce”

  1. Made these pork chops tonight.  What a fabulous tasting recipe. Easy weeknight meal. Delicious! Family favorite. Served with roasted potatoes and string beans. Skipped the crockpot applesauce, and opened a jar. 🤷🏻‍♀️
    Five stars for sure!!!

  2. Fantastic recipe. Easy preparation, quick to cook, and a delicious result.

    One tip is to cook the pork chops only until they’re just done and no longer. They should be tender enough to cut with a fork and they’ll stay wonderfully juicy.
    (My other tip is that if you’re not crazy about apple sauce – I love it with pork chops – consider using this recipe to make pork chops for sandwiches. )

    Easy 5-star recipe!

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    Emily Fischer

    Thank you for this excellent week night meal! Easy prep and clean up and we all loved it. Even my 10 month old devoured the salmon, broccoli, and peppers! This is a recipe keeper for sure!

  4. This is my ultimate favorite pork chop! Me and my family have been making this for years… I recommend this to everyone! Amazing flavor burst! I can’t get enough. Thank you!

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    Alyssa Wedler

    This is delicious! I skipped the applesauce, and instead sliced my pork and laid it over your Autumn Salad with Pears and Gorgonzola (recipe here: I subbed goat cheese for the gorgonzola and added a hard boiled egg and a handful of blueberries. Meal prep on POINT this week!! 🙂

  6. I made these tonight for dinner and they were so good! Thank you for another amazing recipe. Question- how do you recommend reheating them?

    Thank you in advance! 

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  8. I made this last night for dinner, and my kids loved it! My six year old actually said yum with every forkful! Will definitely have to make this more often.

  9. Yum, I really want to try this!! Unfortunately my boyfriend doesn’t like pork. I’m sure I could substitute his for chicken, but would it be weird to serve the applesauce with chicken? Or should I just leave it off his plate?

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    Leslie Bracken

    My chops came out dry…I don't know if they were too thick or if I cooked them too fast. I will definitely try it again with thinner chops. The drippings, however, made a nice gravy to put over the chops so they didn't seem dry!

    Try try till you get it right!

    1. Replying to my own post for a correction. It should read "Tonight is my SECOND time using this recipe in less than 2 weeks."

  11. I just got done cooking these, but when I flipped them they kinda stuck and the brown crunchy part came off. What can I do different? Love ur recipes they are so yummy and glad they are healthy. Thanks for the yummy food!!

  12. Usually my family makes pork chops with nothing but seasoned salt for the seasoning but we gave these a try last night. My husband and nine year old son are VERY bland eaters and preferred the old way (although they did eat their meal) but I LOVED the seasoning combination in this recipe. I'll definitely be making mine like this in the future.

  13. I have made about 4-5 dishes from here. I have to say, they are coming out super YUMMY! My favorite is your carnitas. I am Mexican and one thing I hated giving up was street tacos. Well, your crock-pot carnitas made it possible for me to go there again (maybe I should be writing this on your crock pot carnitas page). I am making these pork chops with your garlic mashed potatoes tonight. I have not had one bad recepie from your website…so super thumbs up from me. I hope these are just as good, I'm sure they will be, if not, there is a high chance it was user error. I will check back and give my feedback tomorrow. Wish me luck 😉

  14. Loved these! We were skeptical of the applesauce with the chops but was DELICIOUS! And so tender. We will definitely be making these again.