With apples, onions, sage, butter… sooooo good.
These simple Honey Glazed Pork Chops are the epitome of fall comfort food. Packed with warm, cozy, seasonal flavours and yet incredibly easy to make. A quick honey sauce is poured over juicy browned pork chops then baked with apples, onions, fresh herbs and a little butter. It’s so pretty that you can serve it straight from the skillet. Perfect for entertaining. Or for Tuesday. Exactly the kind of food I like to make (eat).
I’m a big fan of oven-to-table recipes. Especially for entertaining. I couldn’t care less about tablescapes and napkin colors, so when my food can double as a centrepiece I count that as a serious win-win. Enter an oven-to-table cast iron skillet recipe like this one. Started on the stovetop then baked in the oven. One pan, easy-peasy.
This started as a plan to just make some skillet roasted pork chops but was influenced by the fact that I am physically unable to eat pork chops without applesauce. I can’t do it. It’s just not right. So while I could have just cracked a jar of applesauce it wouldn’t have been fair to the 387 apples laying on the ground in my backyard that need rescuing before the slugs find them. They’re lucky to have me.
So, add some apples, onions, a little vino, a little butter, some fresh sage & thyme and you have a full skillet of fabulous flavours. I promise it’s a must try.
honey glazed pork chops, how to make them…
Step 1: Season up some bone-in pork chops and sear them in a large, hot cast iron skillet. Set them aside on a plate.
Step 2: Add some chopped apples and onion to the same skillet and cook for a few minutes. Pour in some white wine and let it simmer another minute or two.
Step 3: Nestle the pork chops back into the skillet with the onions and apples.
Step 4: Mix together a quick sauce of honey, soy sauce, garlic and balsamic vinegar. Pour the sauce over the pork chops and add some butter and fresh herbs.
Step 5: Place the skillet into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the pork chops are cooked through.
honey glazed pork chop Recipe ingredients, tips, substitutions:
Pork Chops – I am a huge fan of bone-in pork chops because they’re more flavourful and less inclined to dry out. You can use boneless, just adjust the cooking time so they don’t overcook.
Apples – any firm, crisp apple works.
White Wine – you can omit the wine if that’s your preference or sub in apple cider.
Balsamic Vinegar – feel free to sub in another kind. Apple Cider vinegar would be good, and seasonally appropriate. 😉
Herbs – I use fresh sage and thyme, but you can use dried too, if that’s what you have. Use about 1/2 tsp of each.
Honey Glazed Pork Chops Recipe Variations:
- Try another fruit like pears, peaches or even cherries.
- Switch up the herbs by trying rosemary or oregano.
- You can also make this with chicken thighs, but adjust the cooking time accordingly to make sure the meat is properly cooked.
looking for more fall recipes? try these…
- Caramel Apple Crescent Rolls
- Maple Roasted Kabocha Squash with Soba Noodles
- Sauteed Butternut Squash with Cinnamon, Honey & Chili Flakes
- Apple Blondies with Walnuts and Cinnamon Brown Butter Glaze
- Upside Down Puff Pastry Apple Tart
Honey Glazed Pork Chops
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 small apples chopped
- 1 sweet onion chopped
- 1/3 cup white wine**
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- Fresh thyme*
- Fresh sage*
- Mix together honey, soy, garlic and balsamic. Set aside.
- Season chops with S&P. Heat a 12” heavy skillet over med-high heat. When hot, add in the oil and sear the pork chops on both sides, two at a time. Remove to a plate.
- Add the apples and the onion to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes.
- Pour the wine into the skillet and let simmer for a minute or two until most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Nestle the chops back into the pan with the onions and apples.
- Pour the honey sauce into the skillet. Add in butter, the pepper and some fresh thyme and sage leaves, about 1 Tbsp each.
- Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes, depending on how thick your pork chops are. Serve.
Let me know what you think below and if you like this Honey Glazed Pork Chops Recipe I think you should try these Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Blondies for dessert! They’re one of my very favourite Fall treats.