Pork Loin Chops With Apple and Shallot

pork-loin-chops-apple-shallot Photo: Romula Yanes; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 4-oz. pork loin chops
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 shallots, sliced about 1/4 inch thick (about 1 cup)
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 medium apples (about 1 lb. total), cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup brut wine or dry cider
  • 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter


1. In a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron), heat oil over medium-high heat. Season pork chops with 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper; add to skillet. Cook until chops are browned on both sides, about 8 minutes total; transfer to a plate.

2. Reduce heat to medium; add shallots to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are soft and translucent, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in thyme, apples and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Nestle chops and any collected juices in apple mixture and pour wine into skillet; partially cover and cook until apples are tender and wine has reduced to a thick sauce, about 10 minutes.

3. Transfer chops to 4 plates. Stir butter into apple mixture, divide evenly among plates and serve.

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  • Yield: 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 327
Fat per serving: 12g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 81mg
Fiber per serving: 4g
Protein per serving: 25g
Carbohydrate per serving: 24g
Sodium per serving: 305mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Calcium per serving: 34mg

Good to Know

An apple a day can help you shop smarter. In a study, people who ate the fruit before hitting a grocery store bought 25% more fruits and veggies than those who didn't.