Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops are a delicious savory sweet meal. This retro crock pot pork chops recipe is super easy to make, and very tasty! A family favorite slow cooker pork chop dinner.
Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
Pork and fruit go very well together. Apples go particularly well with pork chops. That sweet & savory combination is wonderful.
What Type of Pork Chops Work Best?
I like to buy a mixed package of loin and rib chops. You can also use boneless or bone-in pork chops.
I wouldn't get them too thick though, Maybe 1 inch or so.
Do the Chops Need to be Browned First?
No they don't. They come out delicious just by adding them in as is.
This recipe is really easy to make, because there is no pre-cooking involved. Just layer in the ingredients and cook!
Favorite Apples to Use?
I prefer to use a mix of apples. Some Granny Smith, and some Fuji. That way it's not too tart.
You can use what you like, and peel them or not, it's up to you.
Layering is the key to the juiciest and most delicious pork chops.
Here's how to make them:
First, layer some of the apples and onion in the bottom of the crock. Add a little butter, some honey, and cinnamon.
Next, layer the pork chops on top of the apples. Be sure to sprinkle some salt on both sides of the chops.
Last, layer the remaining apples, onion, honey, and cinnamon on top of the pork chops.
This is such a simple yet delicious meal. The kids will love it!
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Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
- 2 Granny Smith Apples cored and sliced
- 2 Fuji Apples cored and sliced
- 1 Sweet Onion sliced thin into half circles
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 2-3 tsp Cinnamon divided
- 1/4-1/2 cup Honey
- 4-6 Pork Chops
- 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
- Line the bottom of the crock with half of the apples, half of the onion, the butter, half of the honey, and 1 tsp of the cinnamon.
- Sprinkle the salt over both sides of the pork chops.
- Layer the pork chops over the apple layer.
- Layer the remainder of the apples and onion over the pork chops.
- Drizzle the remaining honey, and remaining cinnamon over the apples.
- Cover with the lid and cook on Low for 6-7 hours, or High 2-3 hours, or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 140° F.
- Serve with slices of the apples and onion.
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Had to change apple variety due to availability. Actually easy to prepare. Great flavor in my opinion.
This recipe was very delicious. Will definitely make it again.
Karen Benson says
I have made this 5 times now for two people. Love this recipe I added more on the seasoning and each layer 2 shakes of cayenne pepper and baby carrots . Serve with broccoli or green beans ( eating more veggies). My husband really likes this one.
I think it made too much "juice" but it was delicious and will definitely make again!
I poured the juice off into a saucepan heated to boil and thickened with a bit of cornstarch & water. Made a great sauce over rice and veggies.
Kerri Motter says
Instead of the granny Smith apples, can I substitute with a jar of spiced apple rings?
That sounds interesting! Let me know if you try it.
I have tried this a few times-it's delicious! I tried with cinnamon but thought it was too sweet with the apples and brown sugar. I have added honey and I rub mustard on the chops with kosher salt and a bit of granulated garlic. The mustard adds some zing once all the juices begin to mingle. Great recipe!
Frederick R. says
Making this now for lunch meals this week. I added pears as well as the apples. Looking forward to the smells and lunch.
Pears sound delicious! Maybe I will try that the next time !
Kelly H says
Made this the other night for my husband and son. They loved it and so did I. Easy meal to prepare with lots of flavor. Thanks for a great recipe. We will be making this again.
Susan Young says
This was easy and so delicious! My family loved it and it was great for a busy weeknight. I thickened the juices with cornstarch to make a nice sauce to drizzle over everything. Will definitely make this again!
Can I prepare this the night before in the croc pot? Or will the apples browning mess it up? TIA!
I haven't tried it, but an apple browning won't be an issue once it's cooked. Be sure to keep the pork at a safe temperature.
Karen Benson says
I have made this about 3 times now. On each layer I add a couple of pinches of cayenne pepper. Served with roasted potatos and green beans. Love this recipe so so easy.
Kathleen Pozos says
This has become one of our favorite recipes! The apples and the pork pair so well and it's an easy recipe. I start it Sunday morning and it's ready when we get home from church. Absolutely love it!
That's great! Thank you for your comment. I'm very happy you like it.
Karen benson says
Have made this recipe 3 times for two people. 2 apples same everything else and we add 2 pinches of cayenne pepper,and add petite carrots. So good my husband hates onions. No problem with this recipe. Great weeknight dinner. Started at 11aM cooked on low til 6pm.tender, juicy, and flavorful.
So moist and delicious!!!!
Cathy Janson says
Easy and delicious!
Astrid B Giffen says
Made this recipe last Sunday. Added extra apples and onions, absolutely delicious. Printed it off and recommended to three other friends. Certainly a keeper. Cooked in half the time suggested.
This was amazing! We loved it and I will keep it in mind for stress free dinner parties.
I made this recipe tonight for dinner. This was delicious. The pork was very tender. My house smells amazing.
Sounds delicious!!! Frozen or thawed pork chops? If ok to use frozen, should any changes be made to the instructions?
I would use thawed or only slightly frozen.