pork chops with apple & pear chutney

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Megan Todd
from Warren, OH

Well, it's that time of year... my kitchen sees the most action with apples. We love apples. They are delicious, especially when incorporating them in a meal. And they are great to add flavor top pork chops. This recipe is a family fave. My husband's favorite way to eat pork chops or even top the chutney on a pork roast. Yes, fall is in the air!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These pork chops are a fantastic fall dinner. The spices in the recipe make the meal. The seasoned pork chops are savory. Topped with a sweet, spicy, and tart apple and pear chutney, it's the perfect combination. Every bite is rich in flavor. Your family will love these pork chops.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pork chops with apple & pear chutney

  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4 c
    peeled & cubed tart apples (granny smith)
  • 2 c
    peeled & cubed pears
  • 1 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp
    dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
    crystalized ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • PORK
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh cracked white pepper
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 6
    pork chops, center cut
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil

How To Make pork chops with apple & pear chutney

Test Kitchen Tips
Make sure to let the pork chops come to room temperature before cooking (about 20 minutes prior). Also, be sure to rub the seasoning into the meat to enhance the flavor.
  • 1
    Preparing the chutney. Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
  • 2
    Add the apples and pears. Saute about 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the cranberries, vinegar, brown sugar, crystallized ginger, salt, and allspice. Bring mixture to a boil.
  • 4
    Reduce heat & allow to simmer while preparing pork chops, stirring occasionally.
  • 5
    In a small bowl mix together salt, peppers, coriander, and minced garlic.
  • 6
    Heat olive oil in large grilling skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 7
    Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with dry seasoning mixture.
  • 8
    Add pork to heated skillet and cook 4-6 minutes on each side until done. ** Can cook on the grill outdoors, or an electric grill as well :)
  • 9
    Serve pork chops with chutney atop. Serve with asparagus, a side of wild rice and fresh crisp salad.