Pot Autumn Apple Pork Chops

Pot Autumn Apple Pork Chops

Recipe by Maria VergaraCourse: Dinner, Main CourseCuisine: American


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  • 2-4 Pork Chops

  • 4 Tbsp Butter, unsalted

  • 4 Tbsp Brown Sugar

  • 3 Apples, sliced about 1/4″ thick

  • 3 Tbsp Cold Water

  • 2 Tbsp Corn Starch

  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

  • 1 Small Sweet Onion, cut in half and thinly sliced.

  • 1/4 cup Plus 1 Tbsp Water, divided

  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

  • Pinch of Salt

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Optional
  • 2-4 Small Potatoes (to cook with pork chops as a side dish)

  • Garnish
  • Chopped Pecans (optional)


  • Core cutting, and slicing apple. Set aside.
  • Discard the outer skin of the onion. Cut in half and slice thinly. Set aside.
  • Season on each side of pork chops with a sprinkling of pepper and salt. Go lightly on the pepper. Set aside while pot warms up.
  • Turn the IP to Sauté mode (normal heat). When the display reads “Hot” add the oil to the pot.
  • Add the pork chops, two at a time, and brown on each side for about 4 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the onion and 1 tbsp water. Cook the onion, stirring frequently and scraping to deglaze the pot.
  • When the onions are translucent and tender, add the butter and stir until melted.
  • Add the apples and 1/4 cup water and stir well.
  • Add the pork chops and just set them on top of the apples. Don’t stir.
  • If is potatoes with this dish, set them on top of the pork chops. Keep them whole (small potatoes).
  • Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt together. Set aside.
  • When the cook is done, let it naturally release pressure for 10 minutes or more.
  • Open the lid. Remove the pork chops (and potatoes) to a plate and cover with foil or a lid to keep warm.
  • Turn the Sauté mode back on.
  • Add the brown sugar mixture to the apple mixture and stir.
  • Mix the corn starch with the cold water. Stir the corn starch slurry into the apple mixture, stirring constantly.
  • When the mixture thickens, turn off the pot. Remove apple gravy to a serving bowl immediately.
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