Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Apple and Sage

Cook pork chops in a skillet and then make a pan sauce with apples, apple cider, whole grain Dijon mustard, and sage. Delicious with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium apple, cored and sliced
  • 3⁄4 cup apple cider
  • 1 Tbsp. whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage


  • Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until shimmering. Carefully add pork chops and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, flip and cook an addition 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a warm plate and tent with aluminum foil. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of fat from pan.
  • Into the hot skillet, cook the apple slices in the fat until lightly browned on both sides. Add butter and melt, stirring to remove browned bits from bottom of pan. Stir or whisk in apple cider, mustard, and sage.
  • Serve pork chops with apples and sauce.