Monday, February 7, 2011

Pork: Boneless Chops Baked with Apple Butter

Earlier this week I was on a mission to bake a healthier cookie. I did some research on butter substitutes. One option is fruit puree. More on that later, but my point is that I stumbled upon this stuff called Apple Butter. It's pureed apples and apple cider. No butter involved. Fat free. I wasn't having luck with the sweets, so I thought I'd try it on something else. Boneless pork chops looked amazing at Trader Joe's. And voila! A delicious dinner idea was born.

I found this apple butter in the peanut butter & jelly area in Stop'n'Shop. I think they have all different types of fruit puree at specialty stores, health food stores, and standard grocery stores. It should be easy to find. I chose this one because it's 100% fruit and fruit juice. Some varieties had stuff that I couldn't pronounce. 

Boneless Pork Chops Baked with Apple Butter 
(makes 6 servings, 4 oz each)
(200 calories per serving)

3 boneless pork chops, 1.5 pounds total
1/2 cup apple butter
1/2 onion, chopped
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F

1. Place chops in a small baking dish. Spread apple butter and onions over pork chops.  Sprinkle with salt & pepper.

2. Bake 30 - 45 minutes. Chops' temperature should be at least 160 Degrees F.

3. Serve with rice or veggies.

4. Enjoy!


  1. Oh yum....what a great topping....wonderful paired up with pork.

  2. This dish looks so yummy!!!! I love pork with apples! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  3. Thanks! Growing up we never really paired pork and apples. It wasn't until I met my husband that I found out pork and applesauce was a pretty standard and classic pairing! Enjoy!