Apple Bourbon BBQ Pork Chops
These apple and bourbon scented pork chops are a great fall or anytime meal. Make them stovetop or in the slow cooker.
Prep Time10 minutes mins
Cook Time30 minutes mins
Total Time40 minutes mins
Course: Pork, skillet dinners
Keyword: pork chops
- 6 large bone-in rib or sirloin pork chops
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tart apples cored and sliced in 1/2-inch slices (don’t peel)
- 1/2 cup good-quality BBQ sauce
- 1 cup apple jelly
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup bourbon*
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp crushed thyme -OR- 4-5 sprigs fresh bruised
Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Brown chops well on all sides.
Add apples. Pour sauce over chops, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove chops to a serving plate, cover and keep warm.
Raise heat to medium and reduce sauce to half the original volume (takes about 10 minutes). Turn apples once or twice during this time.
Pour sauce and apples over chops. Serve immediately.
Slow Cooker Directions:
Mix sauce and brown chops as in stovetop directions.
Place chops in a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Pour sauce over chops and cook on low 3 hours, on high 1 1/2 hours.
Add apples to slow cooker and cook on low 3-4 more hours, on high 1 1/2-2 hours.
Sauce may be reduced on stovetop if a more syrupy sauce is desired.
Serving: 1person | Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg