Delicious Champagne Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples Recipe

Dear foodies,

Are you looking for a delicious and sophisticated dinner recipe that will make your taste buds sing? Then look no further than my Champagne Pork Chops and Apples recipe! This dish is the perfect blend of sweet and savory, with tender pork chops seared to perfection and luscious champagne sauce poured over caramelized apples.

There’s something so elegant about pork chops and apples, but this dish takes it to the next level with its creamy champagne sauce and rustic pan-seared pork loin chops. It’s the perfect meal to impress your guests at a fancy dinner party or simply elevate your weeknight meal routine.

With ingredients like honey, nutmeg, and walnuts, this recipe will fill your home with the most incredible aroma and have everyone asking when dinner is! I can’t wait for you to try this dish and experience the magic of French-style pork combined with apples in all their glory.

So why not indulge yourself in my mouthwatering Champagne Pork Chops and Apples recipe and savor each bite of these decadent chops? Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Cheers to good food and good company!


Your Sommelier

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Champagne Pork Chops and Apples
Champagne Pork Chops and Apples

Indulge in the delectable flavors of champagne-infused pork chops and apples with this mouthwatering recipe. If you’re looking to add some gourmet flair to your dinner routine, this dish is definitely one to try.

What makes this recipe truly special is the creamy champagne sauce with raisins that elevates the humble pork chop into a sophisticated culinary experience. The buttery, nutty flavor of walnuts pairs perfectly with the sweet and tangy taste of apples for a dynamic flavor combination that will have your taste buds singing.

Not only does this dish have an impressive flavor profile, it’s also fairly easy to make. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have a restaurant-worthy meal on the table in no time. And as an added bonus, this recipe is highly adaptable, allowing you to make substitutions based on your personal preferences and what ingredients you have on hand.

So why not spoil yourself with the indulgence of creamy Champagne sauce and juicy pan-seared pork chops? Whether you’re looking to impress guests or simply treat yourself to something special, this recipe is sure to delight.

Ingredient List

 A savory and sophisticated pairing of pork chops and champagne!
A savory and sophisticated pairing of pork chops and champagne!

For this delicious recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 thick pork chops (bone-in or boneless)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 2 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of champagne
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon of Calvados or brandy (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • Raisin bread for serving (optional)
  • Fresh fennel fronds for garnish

The Recipe How-To

 A luxurious combination of flavors that will delight your taste buds!
A luxurious combination of flavors that will delight your taste buds!

Once you have all the ingredients ready, you can begin making these mouth-watering Champagne Pork Chops and Apples.

Step 1: Season the Pork Chops

To start, season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once the oil is hot, place the pork chops in the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side until they are nicely browned. Remove the pork chops from the pan and set them aside on a plate.

Step 2: Sauté the Apples

Next, using the same skillet, add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once heated, add chopped apples to the skillet and sauté them for about 3-4 minutes until they are tender but not mushy.

Step 3: Make the Creamy Champagne Sauce

Once the apples are done, add another tablespoon of butter to the same skillet along with 1 cup of champagne or sparkling wine. Stir in some heavy cream, a pinch of nutmeg, and some honey for sweetness to create a rich and creamy champagne sauce. Keep stirring for about 5-6 minutes or until thickened.

Step 4: Combine Everything

Finally, add back in the seared pork chops to the skillet along with any juices accumulated on the plate. Spoon some of that creamy champagne sauce over each chop so that it is coated nicely. Sprinkle some chopped toasted walnuts over each pork chop for added crunchiness.

Step 5: Serve Hot

Plate each pork chop and spoon some additional sauce on top. Serve them hot with your preferred side dishes such as buttered noodles or roasted vegetables.

Enjoy your splendid and delightfully simple Champagne Pork Chops and Apples that are perfect for a romantic dinner or a festive gathering.

Substitutions and Variations

 A perfect dinner option for special occasions or romantic dinners for two!
A perfect dinner option for special occasions or romantic dinners for two!

There are several substitutions and variations that you can consider while preparing this Champagne Pork Chops and Apples recipe. Here are some suggestions to try:

– For the pork chops, you can use boneless pork loin chops if you have those on hand. They work equally well in this recipe.

– If you don’t have champagne, you can use sparkling wine or white wine instead. Both of these options will give your creamy champagne sauce a delicious flavor.

– You can swap the apples for pears. Pears go great with pork chops and will add a subtle sweetness to the dish.

– If you’re allergic to nuts, you can leave out the walnuts or substitute them with pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.

– You can add some fennel to the recipe for an extra pop of flavor.

– An alternative option is making stuffed pork chops with apple cider sauce. Thinly slice an apple along with red cabbage, garlic cloves, and finely sliced fennel for stuffing. To make the sauce, cook 1 cup of apple cider and 2 tablespoons of sherry over medium heat until reduced by half. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and season with salt and pepper as desired.

These variations will provide different flavors and textures to your dish making way for new combinations every time you try this recipe.

Serving and Pairing

 These champagne pork chops and apples will elevate your dinner game!
These champagne pork chops and apples will elevate your dinner game!

This Champagne Pork Chops and Apples Recipe is a flavorful dish that pairs well with many complementary side dishes. The creamy champagne sauce gives this dish a luxurious touch, making it perfect for special occasions.

To complement the richness of the pork chops creamy champagne sauce, consider pairing this dish with steamed green beans or roasted asparagus. The crisp texture of these vegetables will balance the creaminess of the dish and provide a refreshing contrast in flavors.

Roasted butternut squash is another excellent side dish to serve alongside this recipe. The roasted sweetness of the squash highlights the savory notes of the pork chops and creates a hearty and satisfying meal.

For a more complete meal, serve this Champagne Pork Chops and Apples Recipe with a salad. A simple green salad dressed with sherry vinaigrette or blue cheese dressing adds freshness and acidity to the richness of the dish.

If you are looking to pair this recipe with wine, I recommend serving it with a crisp white wine such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. These wines will complement the lightness and flavor profile of the pork chops creamy champagne sauce while not overpowering the flavors of the dish.

Overall, this Champagne Pork Chops and Apples Recipe is versatile enough to be paired with many different sides, allowing you to create a meal that perfectly suits your tastes.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A sparkling recipe that you will want to try out ASAP!
A sparkling recipe that you will want to try out ASAP!

One of the great benefits of this Champagne Pork Chops and Apples Recipe is its versatility when it comes to make-ahead, storing, and reheating.

If you’re planning ahead for a dinner party or a busy weeknight, you can prepare the Champagne Sauce Raisin Bread and Caramel Apple Pork in advance. Simply follow the recipe instructions, omitting the pork chops, and then store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to serve, reheat the sauce in a pan over low heat, stirring occasionally.

For leftover pork chops and apples, store them in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When reheating, sear the pork chops in a lightly oiled pan over medium heat until heated through. You can also microwave them on high for 1-2 minutes.

To maintain their texture and flavors while storing and reheating, it’s important not to overcook the pork chops. Be mindful of cooking times when reheating and check frequently to make sure they are heated through but not dry or tough.

With these make-ahead, storing, and reheating tips, you can enjoy this delicious Champagne Pork Chops and Apples recipe anytime without sacrificing quality or convenience.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Impress your guests with this elevated and unique dish!
Impress your guests with this elevated and unique dish!

Before diving into this recipe, I would like to share a few tips that will help you achieve perfect results. Cooking pork chops can sometimes be tricky, but with these suggestions, you will prepare the most delicious and juicy Champagne Pork Chops and Apples recipe.

1. Season Your Pork Chops

To add more taste to your pork chops, don’t forget to season them well with salt and pepper before pan-searing them in the skillet. This will make the pork chops more flavorful and mouth-watering.

2. Use Thick Pork Chops

Using thick pork loin chops will help you achieve tender, juicy results while keeping the meat perfectly cooked. Thin pork chops tend to overcook quickly and dry out.

3. Let The Pork Chops Rest

After cooking your pork chops, set them aside on a plate and let them rest for five minutes to allow the juices to settle. This will prevent the meat from becoming dry and tough.

4. Don’t Overcook Apple Slices

When cooking apple slices in the creamy champagne sauce or pan searing them, make sure not to overcook them as they will turn mushy and lose their flavor.

5. Get Creative with Variations

Feel free to add walnuts or nutmeg to your creamy sauce for a slightly different twist. You can also try using different types of apples or substitute honey for calvados in your sauce raisin bread variations.

By following these tips, you’ll always end up with perfectly cooked Champagne Pork Chops and Apples every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Champagne Pork Chops and Apples recipe is the perfect choice for a delicious and elegant dinner. All the ingredients blend in harmoniously to create a mouthwatering dish with a French twist. The creamy champagne sauce infused with raisins offers a unique flavor that elevates the dish to new heights. Additionally, the apple calvados adds depth and warmth, balancing the savory notes of the pork chops.

This dish offers versatility in terms of pairings, as it can be served with various sides such as mashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash, or a simple side salad. The recipe is also very flexible and can be customized to cater to individual tastes easily.

Overall, I highly recommend trying this recipe out as it is bound to become a staple in your dinner rotation. Give yourself and your loved ones something to look forward to by making this Champagne Pork Chops and Apples recipe tonight!

Champagne Pork Chops and Apples

Champagne Pork Chops and Apples Recipe

I hate to admit that I'm not crazy about least not to sit around drinking when it's not an occasion. We ended up with a couple of extra bottles after New Years and six months later I decided to do something with them. Here's what we came up with
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Calories 598.2 kcal


  • 4 thick pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons mango jam
  • 750 ml champagne
  • 2 apples, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 dash all purpose Greek seasoning
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 6 walnuts, shelled and roughly chopped


  • Season pork chops with salt and pepper.
  • Put olive oil in a deep skilled and heat.
  • Brown both sides of the pork chops 4-5 minutes each side.
  • When browned pour out any juices and put pork chops back in the skillet.
  • This next step might kill you but take a chug of your champagne and then pour it into the skillet until it's just about 3/4 of the way up the chops. Mix in mango jam.
  • Reduce heat and cover (vent the top a bit) and cook for 35-45 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove the chops and set aside (keep warmed).
  • Mix into the liquid, honey, nutmeg, butter and apples and boil until reduced and thickened (it's going to looked more like glazed apples than a sauce)
  • Add chopped walnuts, stir around to glaze them, and pull off the stove before it over cooks.
  • We served with saffron rice - apples are good on top of the pork!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 508gCalories: 598.2kcalCarbohydrates: 23.6gProtein: 23.9gFat: 30.8gSaturated Fat: 9.9gCholesterol: 90.3mgSodium: 121.6mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 15.4g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Apple, Easy, Fruit, Meat, Pork
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