Fall in love with this pork and apple recipe

Welcome! Today, I am excited to share with you a recipe that perfectly balances sweet and savory flavors: Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in White Wine. Not only is this dish easy to make, but it also uses ingredients that are commonly available in most kitchens.

The combination of juicy pork chops, sweet apples, and rich garlic make for a flavor explosion that your taste buds will absolutely love. And the best part? This recipe pairs perfectly with a glass of White Wine from Canada, which highlights the flavors of the dish and enhances its overall taste.

Whether you are planning to cook for family or impress guests, this Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in White Wine recipe is one that should not be missed. So let’s get started on creating this culinary masterpiece together.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pork Chops With Garlic and Apples in Wine
Pork Chops With Garlic and Apples in Wine

Attention all food enthusiasts! I am thrilled to introduce you to my latest obsession, Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in Wine Recipe. Trust me when I say, this is the ultimate comfort food that will leave you craving for more with each bite.

The combination of succulent pork chops, sweet apples, garlic, and a tantalizing white wine sauce is nothing short of indulgent. It’s hearty and flavorful, yet so easy to make that even a novice cook can perfect it.

Unlike some other pork dishes that have a tendency to dry out, these pork chops stay tender and juicy thanks to the moist cooking method employed in this recipe. Did I mention the aroma of garlic and wine filling up your kitchen? Nothing beats it!

Not only is this dish satisfying for any appetite, but it’s ideal for any season. You can enjoy it on cold wintery nights, or serve it in the summertime with a chilled glass of white wine.

It’s versatile too! With simple substitutions and variations such as swapping white wine for red wine or adding honey garlic to the mix, you can customize this dish to your liking.

Overall, I guarantee that once you try this recipe, it’ll become your go-to dish for family dinners or entertaining guests. So why not give it a try today? Your taste buds (and guests) will thank you!

Ingredient List

 The Perfect Fall Dinner: Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in Wine
The Perfect Fall Dinner: Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in Wine

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make pork chops with garlic and apples in wine recipe:

For the Pork Chops:

  • 2 pork chops (bone-in or boneless, about 1 inch thick. Make sure they are not ultra-lean, as a little fat will add flavor and moisture).
  • 1 head garlic, separated into cloves and peeled. Slice 2 or 3 of the cloves thinly.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil.

For the Apple and Wine Sauce:

  • 1 small apple, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The ingredients for this dish are simple, but they’re packed with enough flavor to make this dish memorable. I always recommend using high quality, fresh ingredients for the best results. You can find most of these ingredients at any local grocery store.

The Recipe How-To

 An Autumnal Twist on Pork Chops and Apples
An Autumnal Twist on Pork Chops and Apples

Now that we’ve listed all the ingredients, let’s get to work on cooking this delicious dish of Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in White Wine Sauce. This recipe serves two and takes about an hour to prepare and cook.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

First things first, we need to preheat the oven to 350°F. While the oven is heating up, let’s move on to step two.

Step 2: Brown the Pork Chops

We’ll begin by seasoning two (2) pork chops with salt and pepper. Take a large skillet or oven-safe pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add some olive oil and wait until it is hot enough before placing the pork chops onto it. Cook for about three minutes each side, or until it turns golden brown.

Step 3: Add Garlic and Apples

After browning our pork chops, we’ll add one (1) head of garlic that’s been thinly sliced and two (2) small apples, peeled and diced into small pieces. Mix it well before pouring in 3/4 cup of white wine into the skillet or pan. Let the sauce bubble away for about five minutes until it has reduced by half.

Step 4: Transfer to Oven

Now that our sauce has reduced by half, let’s transfer everything into the preheated oven. Bake at 350°F for around 20-25 minutes until your pork chops are fully cooked through with an internal temperature of 145°F.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!

Once out of the oven, you can let it rest for a minute or two before serving it with a drizzle of sauce over the top of your pork chops. The combination of the salty flavor of pork with sweet apples and savory garlic makes this dish a perfect choice for a fancy dinner date or a cozy night in.

Substitutions and Variations

 Sizzle and Savor with Our Pork Chops and Apples in Wine
Sizzle and Savor with Our Pork Chops and Apples in Wine

When it comes to substitutions and variations, there are many options available to make this recipe your own. Here are some ideas for ingredient swaps and flavor additions:

– Instead of using white wine, try substituting with a dry red wine for a richer flavor. Red Wine Canada has many excellent options for this recipe.

– For an extra punch of apple flavor, use apple cider or apple juice instead of white wine. The acidity of apple cider vinegar can also be useful to balance the sweetness of apples.

– To intensify the garlic flavor, add garlic to the pan along with the apples and onions. Garlic mushroom sauce could also be used in place of the white wine for additional depth of flavors.

– Swap pork chops for boneless pork loin or stuffed pork chops with apples and sage. These alternatives can add wonderful flavor when prepared correctly.

– Top apples with honey garlic instead of olive oil and brown sugar. This will give a sweeter taste that pairs well with savory dishes such as pork chops.

– Why not try a wine-braised pork chop? Add red wine into the sauce adds rich and balanced heartiness to your dish that will perfectly complement the natural flavor of your pork chops.

As always, it’s essential to choose ingredients based on personal preference while keeping in mind that some substitutions may affect overall flavor profiles. Take turns trying out different swapping techniques and discover which combination works best for your tastes.

Serving and Pairing

 The Best Way to Celebrate Fall? Make these Pork Chops with Apples and Garlic
The Best Way to Celebrate Fall? Make these Pork Chops with Apples and Garlic

As a sommelier, I cannot stress enough how the right pairing of wine and dish can elevate the taste experience. For this recipe, I highly recommend serving it with a crisp white wine that has bright acidity to balance out the richness of the pork chops and garlic apples. A Sauvignon Blanc from Wine Canada would be an excellent choice to complement the dish’s flavors.

When it comes to serving, these pork chops with garlic and apples in white wine sauce could be either casual or elegant, depending on your dinner style. The dish is hearty and filling, perfect for a family-style or potluck dinner party where guests can serve themselves from a platter at the center of the table.

You may also want to consider pairing this recipe with sweet potatoes, rice pilaf, or a simple green salad with a tangy vinaigrette for a well-rounded meal. And if you’re looking for an extra touch of elegance, top your pork chops with some fresh chopped sage for a pop of flavor and color.

Remember to pour yourself another glass of Sauvignon Blanc as you savor every bite of this savory and comforting meal. Bon appétit!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This Flavorful Dish Will Warm You Up as the Temps Drop
This Flavorful Dish Will Warm You Up as the Temps Drop

Preparing a dish ahead of time can save you time and simplify your cooking experience. Fortunately, you can prepare the Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in Wine recipe ahead of time without altering its quality or taste. It is perfect for those who have a busy schedule, or if you’re planning on serving it at a dinner party where you would like to concentrate more on entertaining your guests.

To make ahead, cook the pork chops according to the recipe instructions, and let them cool to room temperature. Store them in an airtight container or wrap them tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. You can keep your Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in Wine in the fridge for up to two days. When you’re ready to serve it, reheat the dish in the oven at 350°F degrees for 10-15 minutes until they are heated through.

If you’re looking for an alternative method to reheat the pork chops, then you can heat them in a skillet over low heat. Cover your skillet with a lid and let it cook until it’s thoroughly heated; this will help retain its moisture and flavors.

Proper storage is critical in preserving the meat’s taste and texture. If you want to preserve your leftover Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in Wine, store them in an airtight container or plastic bags, separate from any other ingredients that might transfer their aromas or flavors into the meat. You can store leftover pork chops in the fridge for 3-4 days, and if you want to store them longer than that, place them in the freezer.

Reheating leftovers is simple; just thaw beforehand if they are stored inside your freezer. Then you may use your desired reheating method – oven, microwave, or stove. Remember to reheat slowly so as not to dry out your pork chops.

To sum up, preparing a delicious meal has never been easier than with the pork chops with garlic and apples in wine recipe. You can make it ahead, store it properly, and reheat it with ease while still making sure that its flavors remain intact. Continue enjoying this dish even after the first serving without worrying about compromising its taste.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't Just Cook Dinner. Make Memories with Our Pork Chops and Wine Recipe
Don’t Just Cook Dinner. Make Memories with Our Pork Chops and Wine Recipe

To get the most out of this exquisite pork chops with garlic and apples in white wine recipe, it is important to have a clear understanding of some essential tips that will guarantee perfect results. From keeping the pork chops moist to achieving the perfect balance of flavors, every tip in this section will help you create an incredibly delicious meal that is sure to impress.

Tip 1: Let the Pork Reach Room Temperature

Take your pork chops out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking to let them reach room temperature. This helps the meat cook evenly and stay moist throughout the entire cooking process.

Tip 2: Season the Chops Well

Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides before searing them. Make sure to get a nice crust by patting them dry with a paper towel first. This adds incredible flavor and texture to your dish.

Tip 3: Don’t Overcook Your Pork Chops

Cook your pork chops until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F for optimal flavor and moisture. Overcooking can result in dry, tough meat that lacks flavor.

Tip 4: Pair with Appropriate Wine

As for wine pairings, you can never go wrong with a light and fruity white wine. A Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with the sweet and acidic apples while also complimenting the subtle flavors of garlic in this recipe.

Tip 5: Add Some Butter for Flavor

For extra flavor, consider finishing your pork chops with a tablespoon or two of butter just before serving. The butter adds richness and depth to the dish that compliments the flavors of garlic and apple perfectly.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be sure to nail this recipe and create a dish that not only combines all of your favorite flavors but also leaves a lasting impression on any dinner guest!


Now that I have walked you through the ingredients and cooking process for this delicious pork chops with garlic and apples in white wine recipe, it’s time to address some commonly asked questions about the dish. Don’t worry if you encounter any doubts or confusions, as I am here to assist and clarify all the uncertainties regarding this recipe. Let’s dive into some of the most frequently asked questions about this savory delight!

What wine goes best with pork chops and apples?

As a sommelier, I have been exposed to a wide range of white and red wines from different regions. Some of the varieties I am familiar with come from specific areas such as Sonoma County in California, and Oregon. In Sonoma, the white wines that stand out include Sémillon, Chardonnay, and Riesling while in Oregon, Riesling takes the cake as the key white wine variety.

On the other hand, red wine aficionados can sample varieties from Canada, specifically British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley or Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula. These regions are known for producing Syrah or Shiraz and Merlot respectively – two red wine types that can make any wine connoisseur’s taste buds tingle with delight.

What is the best wine to cook pork chops in?

When it comes to pairing pork dishes, light red wines such as Beaujolais and Pinot Noirs are an excellent choice. These wines elevate the flavors of leaner pork cuts such as chops and tenderloins. In addition, Chardonnays with creamy or buttery sauces can also complement pork dishes. The crisp and light body of Rosé allows them to pair well with various pork preparations, making them a versatile option.

What wine goes with garlic pork chops?

When it comes to pork chops, it’s essential to choose the right wine pairing that compliments the meaty yet neutral flavour of the dish. Wines that have a light body but are filled with fruity notes like Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Torrontés, Beaujolais Villages, and Chardonnay, are the best options to bring out the subtle and savoury taste of the pork chops.

Does pork and apples go together?

The complementary flavors of sweet apples and savory pork make for a heavenly pairing in many culinary creations. From the classic image of a roasted pig with an apple in its mouth, to modern dishes incorporating apples and pork, this combination never disappoints.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in White Wine recipe is a delectable and easy-to-make meal that will surely impress your family and guests. The combination of sweet apples, flavorful garlic, and tangy white wine creates an explosion of taste that complements the savory pork chops perfectly.

Additionally, this recipe is highly versatile, allowing for substitutions and variations to cater to your personal preferences or dietary restrictions. Whether you choose to bake, braise or slow-cook your pork chops in apples and wine recipes, the results will always be mouth-watering.

When it comes to pairing this dish with wine, a crisp and light White Wine Canada like Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect choice due to their refreshing acidity that will balance out the richness of the pork. However, if you prefer red wines, Red Wine Canada such as Pinot Noir or Syrah would complement the savory flavors of this dish.

Overall, with minimal effort and maximum flavor, these Pork Chops with Garlic and Apples in White Wine recipes are a must-try for any food enthusiast looking for flavorful comfort food that’s also elegant enough for entertaining. Make sure to add this recipe to your go-to meals list as you won’t be disappointed!

Pork Chops With Garlic and Apples in Wine

Pork Chops With Garlic and Apples in Wine Recipe

A really simple way to cook chops. The juice is great over mashed potatoes. Adapted slightly from the MEAT cookbook.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 421 kcal


  • 2 pork chops
  • 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 small apple, peeled and sliced
  • 2/3 cup white wine
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 200 C and put a baking dish in the oven while you preheat it.
  • Meanwhile, separate the cloves from the garlic head but do not peel them.
  • Smash the cloves with a knife.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add in the garlic.
  • Fry for a couple minutes and put in the pork chops. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Brown for just 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Put the chops and garlic in the pan that has been heating in the oven.
  • Meanwhile, put the apple in the pan and fry for a couple minutes.
  • Add the wine and let bubble until reduced by half.
  • Pour over the chops and bake for 12-15 minutes, braising with the juice if you like.
  • Take out and serve immediately with your choice of veggies.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 389gCalories: 421kcalCarbohydrates: 19.3gProtein: 24.6gFat: 21.2gSaturated Fat: 5.9gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 76.9mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 6.6g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Easy, Meat, Pork
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