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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
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Pork, skillet dinners
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork chops
Servings: 6
Calories: 571kcal


  • 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


  • Stovetop Directions:
  • 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