My husband and I moved 6 hours away from our parents nine months ago and though that is so close for some people it is much longer than the 2 hours we were before. So on days I’m feeling a little homesick I like to grab one of my mom’s recipes and make it for dinner. The smells, taste, and experience brings me back to my childhood and a much simpler time. For this blog post I am posting one of my favorite quick recipes pork chops with apples! Plus it’s the perfect time to make this who doesn’t love apples at this time of year!
Here is what you will need! Plus flour that is not in the picture because I forgot about it whoops! Also i apologize for the blurry picture it was taken on my phone before i got the camera out.
Now preheat your oven to 400 degree. Now cut up your apples. I personally used 3 pink lady apples (any apple works really though I have never used a green apple before) and I used my corer/skinner/cutter thing. So it sliced then apples and removed the skin. Now take those apple and mix them with the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice. I wont lie I didn’t measure the cinnamon I just gave the bottle two good shakes. Now place those apples at the bottom of a greased 9X13 pan.
You could probably make your own bread crumb mixture but shake and bake makes life SO easy! I used the pork kind. I rinsed the pork chops and put them one at a time in the bag with the crumbs and shook it. I placed them on top of the apples. I took some of the extra breading and added it to the top of the pork chops. Now they are ready to be put in the oven uncovered for 50 minutes. This time has always worked for me but you may want to start checking them at 40 minutes just to make sure the apples don’t burn.
This is what it looks like before it goes in the oven. (Please ignore my tiny pork chop on the end it was the last of the meat haha)
I served this recipe with corn. Also it makes the house smell AMAZING!!!!
So here is my mom’s recipe!
Pork Chops with apples:
4 cups chopped apples (I used 3 apples)
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
¾ teaspoons cinnamon
A dash of lemon juice (I use bottled)
4 pork chops
A package of shake and bake
- Mix the apples, brown sugar, flour, and lemon juice in a bowl. Once combined place at the bottom of a 9X13 greased pan.
- Coat the pork chops with shake and bake and place on top of apple mixture.
- Place uncovered pan in 400 degree oven for 50 minutes.