Baked Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
So serving pork chops with applesauce is a thing. Like, a big thing. And this is the fresh and ‘gourmet-ized’ version of pork chops and applesauce. Pork chops, covered in cinnamon dusted apple slices and red onion strips, and baked to perfection. We adore these pork chops and I hope you do too!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - boneless pork chops
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - small red onion(s)
  • 4 - small Granny Smith apple(s)
  • 1 - Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 - Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 - tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 - tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 - tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 - tsp salt
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place the pork chops into the baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Slice the red onion. Peel and slice the apples, then place them in a bowl with the red onion, and then toss with the lemon juice. (The lemon juice is to keep the apples from browning.)
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Toss with the apples, then pour the cinnamon-apple mixture over the pork chops. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 40 minutes, or until pork chops are cooked through. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chops.
  4. Warm the dinner rolls.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Baked Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops with salad and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Slice 2 small red onions.
  2. Peel and slice 8 small apples. Toss the sliced red onion and sliced apples in mixing bowl with 2 Tbsp lemon juice.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the 4 Tbsp brown sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 tsp ground ginger, and 1 tsp salt. Toss with the apples and red onion slices.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the cinnamon-apple mixture

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides, like rice.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Baked Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake at 375 F for 25 to 40 minutes, or until pork chops are cooked through.
Serve over dinner rolls and salad.

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