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Mom’s Apple Pork Chops!

Growing up i remember the smell of apple pork chops baking in the oven. As the smell of cinnamon and apple filled the house i remember thinking my mom was a cooking genius. It wasn’t until i was off at college that i asked my mom for the recipe and was surprised with how easy it really was and now year round my husband and i enjoy it at least once a month.


First step is to preheat your oven to 400 degrees then cut your apples into slices (no need to remove the skin unless you want to). I usually use my apple corer and then slice the apple a little thinner but not too thin or the apples will turn into mush. Add the apples, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice to a bowl and mix them well. Spray a 9X13 baking dish with cooking spray and place the apples on the bottom.


Now take your shake and bake and place it in the bag that comes with the box. Rinse the pork chops under cold water and place them in the bag and coat well with the bread crumb mixture. I use pork flavored shake N bake but you can use whatever flavor you want. Place the pork chops on top of the apples and place the baking dish in the oven for 50 minutes uncovered.


This recipe is a snap and it will make your house smell amazing and like fall. I hope everyone enjoys this recipe as much as my family has for many years.

Mom’s Apple Pork Chops

3 large apples sliced and cored. ( i change the kind of apple i use every time i make it so just use what you like)

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 Tablespoons flour

2/4 teaspoon cinnamon

dash of lemon juice

4 pork chops

1 package of shake N bake

preheat oven to 400

Mix cut apples with flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Place on the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish

Place Shake N Bake covered pork chops on apple mixture

Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes.

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Honey Pork tenderloin and apples.

As many of you know my husband and i recently purchased a fixer upper house that we work on after work every night. After we are done that last thing i want to think about is fixing something for dinner. That is why i love easy crock pot dinners like this pork tenderloin with apples. Its super easy to throw together and is ready when we are ready to eat! I found this recipe on Pinterest and this is its original link:

I couldn’t believe how simple this recipe was with just four ingredients Pork tenderloin, honey, cinnamon, and apples. Slicing the apples took the longest prep time out of everything. I found it was easier to to use an apple peeler/ corer and then slice each section three more times so the apples are thin. I threw the apples into the crock pot, put half the honey on them and moved onto the pork.

What i didnt realize is that my package of pork tenderloin came with two pieces that equaled three pounds of meat. So i sliced each one and put apples in them. I then laid them on top of the apples. I then sprinkled cinnamon on them. I used less cinnamon then it called for because i didnt have that amount left in my bottle and now i wish i had more because what i thought would be over powering was wonderful and left me wanting more cinnamon. Then all i had to do was throw the rest of the apples on and finish it off with the rest of the honey!

Since i slept in that day i cooked the pork on high for four hours. When i took it out it was falling apart and SO tender! This recipe is a real winner! Next time i may use three apples instead of two because i felt like apples disappeared while cooking. This is definitely a recipe i will be making again! Plus it made my house smell like fall ❤

12036842_10156163177565397_1851091528055702568_nThis was before i started cooking it

Here is the simple four ingredient recipe!

Prep time:  10 mins
Cook time:  8 hours
Total time:  8 hours 10 mins
Serves: 6
  • 1 (3-4 lb) pork tenderloin
  • 2 large granny smith apples. sliced
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  1. Slice slits in pork tenderloin.
  2. Place 1-2 apple slices per slit.
  3. Place ¾ of remaining apple slices in bottom of crockpot.
  4. Drizzle ½ of the honey over apple slices.
  5. Place pork on top of apple slices.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon over everything.
  7. Place remaining apple slices on top and drizzle the remaining honey over everything.
  8. Place lid on and cook on low for 8 hours.
  9. Remove from slow cooker, slice and serve with apples on top.
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