Apple-Cinnamon Pork Chops

Fondation OLO | Recipe | Apple-Cinnamon Pork Chops
the illustrated version
of this recipe

Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Cost per serving 2,17$
Storage 3 days in the fridge. Tastier when served immediately.
Kitchen tools Cutting board, 2 large frying pans, sharp knife, measuring cups and spoons, spatula, wooden spoon, small sharp knife.

This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition.


45 ml (3 tbsp) butter or margarine
1 small yellow onion, chopped (about 125 ml / ½ cup)
5 ml (1 tsp) ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
4 apples, peeled and diced (or 4 pears)
45 ml (3 tbsp) brown sugar
15 ml (1 tbsp) canola oil
4 pork loin chops (about 500 g / 1 lb)
5 ml (1 tsp) cider vinegar


  1. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, cook the onion in the butter or margarine with the cinnamon, salt and pepper for about 2 minutes, or until browned.
  2. Add the garlic, apples and brown sugar. Mix and cook for 10 minutes.Tip: Use the cooking time to prepare your side dishes.
  3. In another frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil and cook the pork chops until lightly browned on the outside and pink on the inside (about 3 to 4 minutes on each side). Add salt and pepper to the pork chops as they cook.Icône: Medium-High et “on each side”Tip: If you don’t have two frying pans, set aside the apple mixture in a bowl and fry the pork chops in the same pan.
  4. Add the cider vinegar to the apple mixture and serve over the pork chops.