Pork Chops with Apple Cherry Chutney

Prep Time:

40 Minutes

Cook Time:

30 Minutes

Total Time:

1 Hours 10 Minutes


4 Servings

an image of pan seared pork chops on a cast iron skillet


For Apple & Dried Cherry Chutney:

  • 2 lb Apples (Duchess, Honeycrisp or Granny Smith) approx. 6 cups chopped apple; cored & diced into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 5 Scallions- 3/4 cup
  • 3 tablespoons Brandy
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Zest chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

For Seared Thick Cut Pork Chops:

  • Canola or vegetable oil
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • 2 Pork Chops approx 2 pounds, 1 1/2 inches thick



For Apple & Dried Cherry Chutney:

  1. In a medium size sauce pan, combine all the ingredients. Cook on medium low, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes. The chutney is finished when all the apples have broken down. Serve warm or at room temperature. Can be prepared ahead of time and reheated. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat for 10 minutes. Pat chops dry with paper towel and season with fresh ground pepper.

For Seared Thick Cut Pork Chops:

  1. Add a thin layer of Canola or Vegetable oil to the skillet. Add pork chops and flip after one minute. Continue flipping every minute for a total of seven minutes. I highly recommend you use a screen over the pan to avoid splatter. Remove chops and season lightly with sea salt. Place cooked chops on a plate to rest for 10-15 minutes.
  2. The pork had an internal temperature of 115 degrees when I pulled them and increased to 135 degrees after they rested. With this timing, the chops were cooked medium. If you like a little pink in your pork, cook for 6 minutes (flipping every minute).
  3. Serve with the Apple & Cherry Chutney. Drizzle accumulated juices from the meat over the chops before serving.
  4. Big eaters might like a whole chop or the meat could be cut from the bone and serve up to four people.

Recipe courtesy of Michael Pinkelman