Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Pears

A one dish feast

A one dish feast

This is a really interesting way to cook pork chops and fruit. The trick is to layer the ingredients above the pork chops so they steam in the vapors. Also a domed lid for the pan will help from crushing the stacks.  Be careful not to overcook the apples or they will explode a bit.

Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Pears

  • 4 1 1/2″ pork chops
  • 2 apples cored and sliced into large rings
  • 2 pears quartered
  • 2 lbs sweet potato skinned and cut into 1/4″ slices
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3-4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt/pepper

Season pork chops with salt, pepper and cinnamon. In a large pan big enough to hold all the pork chops in one layer heat butter over medium high heat. Sear chops on both sides. Add vinegar and reduce by half quickly deglazing pan. Remove from heat and layer sweet potato, pears and then apples dusting each layer with brown sugar. Cover and place in an oven at 340 degrees. Bake until meat is done and potatoes and fruit are tender, about 25-45 minutes.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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7 Responses to Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Pears

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    Sounds tasty, Greg. Love apples with pork and adding the sweet potatoes is a great idea.

  2. That sounds like a family-pleaser! Did you use bone-in, or boneless chops?

  3. Eva Taylor says:

    I bet the house smelled amazing too! How is the reno coming along? Happy New Year to you both.

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