Sauteed Pork Chops with Apple-Onion Compote

Lunch / Dinner

Sauteed Pork Chops with Apple-Onion Compote

Pork chops, apples, and cabbage — the epitome of German fare — come together to create a simple menu that’s anything but simple in flavor. From an apple-onion compote to a flavorful sautéed cabbage side, this menu, featuring perfectly cooked pork chops, is weeknight eating done right. Pork chops cook up quickly, making them great for weeknights. Opt for bone-in chops — the bone adds flavor and prevents the chops from becoming dry.


4 servings

Total Time

30 minutes

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Melt 4 Tbsp. butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions, apples, honey, cloves, and pepper flakes; cover and sweat until apples soften, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season compote with salt.

Heat remaining 4 Tbsp. butter in a cast-iron skillet over mediumhigh; sauté chops until browned on both sides and a thermometer inserted near, but not touching bone registers 145°, 57 minutes per side.

Transfer chops to a plate, tent with foil, and let rest 2 minutes. Serve chops with compote.


To hasten the cooking time, cover the saucepan, allowing the compote ingredients to sweat.


To achieve an even sear, pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel before seasoning them.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 515

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31g 47%

Saturated Fat 17g 85%

Cholesterol 156mg 52%

Sodium 108mg 4%

Carbs 21g 7%

Fiber 4g 16%

Protein 38g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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