Apples and pork they are just meant to be. This easy and so delicious weeknight meal of stovetop maple apple pork with brussels sprouts is a wonderful fall recipe. In under 25 minutes you will have a wholesome dinner. The apples and pork cooked with thyme and maple syrup fills your kitchen with a beautiful aroma. Fall brings so many apples. This is one of my favorite fruits. Each variety of apples has its own unique flavor. A slightly sweet and tangy/sour apple like a honeycrisp, jazz, or fuji apples work very well with this recipe. The sweetness of the apples pairs so well with a boneless pork chop cooked on the stove top.
Stovetop recipes are a great weeknight dinner. Choosing a boneless pork chop cuts down your cooking time and also making a simple yet very flavorful dish like this one also cuts down on your ingredients and time spent in the kitchen. Using fresh fruit and herbs like apples and thyme really makes this a very fall focused recipe. Making this for a cozy chilly autumn evening puts you fully right into the season. Fall is my favorite season so this recipe is one of my favorite.
Because I recommend this stovetop apple and pork with brussels sprout recipe for a quick and wholesome weeknight meal you can prepare a few more servings to have delicious leftovers. Leftovers during the week is a BIG time savor. It is also much healthier to have homemade food in your fridge instead of relying on weeknight deliveries.
Pairing this dish of apples and pork with roasted brussels sprouts is a perfect compliment and veggie for this meal. Brussels sprouts are favorite in our house so we roast them all the time. Roasting brussels sprouts takes no time and are a lovely healthy vegetable for this delicious weeknight meal.
Stovetop Maple Apple Pork with Brussels Sprouts
- 4 small Fuji Apples sliced
- 4 Boneless Pork Chops
- 4 sprigs Fresh Thyme
- 2 TBLS Maple Syrup
- 1 TBLS Butter
- 2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 cups Brussels Sprouts halved
- 1 TBLS Olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 1. Preheat the oven for the Brussels Sprouts to 425 degrees. In a bowl mix together the Brussels Sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking tray and roast for 15-19 minutes until tender. 2. On the stove top heat the pan with the butter and add the sliced apples with a pinch of salt. Let the apples cook for about 8-10 minutes. Then add the maple syrup. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Add the seasoned pork to the pot and add half of the fresh thyme. Stir the apples occasionally. After the pork has cooked for 6-8 minutes on one side flip the pork, lower the heat to low and cover the pot. Let the apples and pork continue to cook for another 10-14 minutes or until the pork is cooked to your liking. 3. Garnish the cooked apples and pork with the remaining fresh thyme and serve. Enjoy!