Apple Butter Pork Chops in the Crockpot

I love cooking easy recipes for my family.

To save my sanity, time and money, I do weekly meal planning to get dinner on the table for our family. Let’s face it, our kids do not want a gourmet meal, they just want time together around the table.

This crockpot recipe is a for sure crowd pleaser. I love recipes using apple butter  so this seemed like the perfect dinner for my family.

This recipe defines the smell of fall comfort food. My house smelled amazing while this was cooking in the crockpot last week.

Recently we went on a field trip with our twins’ Mothers Day Out group. The trip took us to a local apple orchard here in the metroplex. We picked apples, learned about honey and bees and purchased some apple butter.

Other than eating it on warm biscuits, I had no idea how I was going to utilize this delicious jar of goodness.   So I reached out to my Facebook readers for some ideas and they shared plenty.

And that my friend, is where the idea for this recipe came from. And of course, I wanted to crockpot-it! It just makes life easier, ya know.

Ingredients:

  • 6 pork chops (I used thick center cut)
  • 1/2 a large onion chopped
  • minced garlic (I used 2 large spoonfuls of minced garlic from a jar)
  • 3/4 cup apple butter
  • couple cracks of pepper

Arrange your pork chops in the crockpot.

Top the pork chops with the onions and garlic.

Spoon the apple butter on top of the onions.

(If you want more amplified apple flavor in your pork chops, you can reverse the order of the onions/garlic/apple butter and spoon the apple butter directly on the pork chops and then top the apple butter with the garlic and onions.)

Crack some pepper over top and put the crockpot lid on.

Let it cook for 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.

When it is done, give the pork chops a stir and they will literally fall apart into chunks on their own.

I served them over steamed rice with a dinner salad and steamed broccoli.

Delicious.

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Apple Butter Pork Chops in the Crockpot
Dinner
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Ingredients
  • 6 pork chops (I used thick center cut)
  • ½ a large onion chopped
  • minced garlic (I used 2 large spoonfuls of minced garlic from a jar)
  • ¾ cup apple butter
  • couple cracks of pepper
Instructions
  1. Arrange your pork chops in the crockpot.
  2. Top the pork chops with the onions and garlic.
  3. Spoon the apple butter on top of the onions. (If you want more amplified apple flavor in your pork chops, you can reverse the order of the onions/garlic and spoon the apple butter directly on the pork chops.)
  4. Crack some pepper over top.
  5. Put the crockpot lid on.
  6. Let it cook for 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.
  7. When it is done, give the pork chops a stir and they will literally fall apart into chunks on their own.
Notes
I served this over steamed rice with a dinner salad and steamed broccoli on the side.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Crystal,
    This will be a great recipe to have in the Crock Pot for the Cowboys game tomorrow night. It really looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
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  2. Aileen Pelkey says

    We loved these pork chops! Simple, relatively healthy, and a good choice for both my kids and my husband. We’re having them again tonight, and I was reminded that I hadn’t posted a review yet. :) We added a bit of salt along with the pepper. Just a pinch.

  3. Brandy says

    Hi Crystal. I made this recipe a few weeks ago. I cooked it on low for about 8 hours in a 6 qt crockpot. It completely burned, yes, burned in the crockpot! Did you use a smaller crockpot than the 6 qt I used? I’m trying to figure out why this happened. I don’t know if I didn’t have enough in the crockpot and that’s why it burned or if my crockpot has issues. It’s only a few months old and it seems to burn or dry out everything I cook in it. Any advice?

    • says

      Brandy-

      I used a 6 qt, but my porkchops were thick butterfly porkchops, so they took up a lot of room. You want to fill your crockpot 1/2 to 2/3 of the way full for best cooking results and/or cut the cook time down.

      What kind of chops did you use and how full was your crockpot?

      • Brandy says

        I used the thicker pork chops, but I only used 3 or 4 of them. I guess maybe the problem is that my crockpot isn’t full enough. I didn’t realize that it needed to be 1/2 to 2/3 of the way full. Maybe I should invest in a 4 qt also. It would be less expensive than the food I’ve already dried out/burned. LOL! Thanks for the advice! :)

    • says

      Absolutely. Anything that can be cooked in the crockpot can generally be cooked in the oven by adjusting the liquid levels. While I have not prepared this in the oven, if I were I would add a cup chicken broth to prevent drying out.

      Let me know how it goes.

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