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.