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How to Make Sugar-Spice Pork Chops With Apples

Brenda is a graduate of the Mississippi University for Women with a bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts and a minor in Food Art.

A Quick Meal

This recipe was in my collection for a couple years before I made it—it took so long to make as it used to be marinaded and rubbed like bbq. But one night, I got a call from my husband saying his boss and his boss' wife were coming to dinner—and oh yeah, I only had an hour to shop and cook. I thought the pork would be perfect if I could make it more quickly so I modified the recipe for quick service, and it turned out even better then I hoped.

Sugar-Spice Pork Chop: Beautiful Colors

Sugar-Spice Pork Chop: Beautiful Colors

Cook Time

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3 min

30 min

33 min

4 servings

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  • 4 pork chops, 1 inch thick
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon star anise extract
  • 2 apples, green
  • 1/2 onion, medium
  • butter


  1. Slice your apples and onion thinly and lengthwise. Melt butter in a pan over low-medium heat.
  2. Mix your sugar and spices. The mix will be a little moist from the dark brown sugar and extract.
  3. Coat your pork chops in the mixture and saute them in the butter. You'll want to keep your pork chops moving so the sugar doesn't burn.
  4. When the pork is done, do not turn off the pan just yet. Add more butter if you need it. Put the apples and onion in the pan with the drippings and cook until just translucent. Serve with the pork chops.

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