Frugal Foodie Mama: Slow Cooker Apple Butter Pork Chops

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Slow Cooker Apple Butter Pork Chops

So last week I gave you all my recipe for a super easy, delicious Homemade Apple Butter in the Crock Pot.  Well, don't put those slow cookers away just yet! (I mean, wash it and everything, but don't shove it back into your cupboard. ;) )
This week I have a recipe for sweet & savory Slow Cooker Apple Butter Pork Chops.  Grab a jar of that homemade apple butter you made with me last week because you are going to need it for this recipe. 

What you will need:
4 pork chops (bone-in or boneless)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 medium apples (any kind), cored and chopped
1 cup apple butter
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup apple juice or cider (or white wine)

In a small bowl, whisk together the apple butter, brown sugar, vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and apple juice.  Set aside.

Place the apples and onions in the bottom of the Crock Pot.  Add your pork chops on top and then pour the apple butter mixture all over this.

Cook on Low for 5-6 hours and voila! You have a hearty, tasty fall comfort dinner while you are away at work for the day or just lounging around the house on the weekend.  The pork just falls apart- no knife needed!  Just plate your pork chop and spoon a little of the apples and onions over top. This would be great served along side some homemade mashed potatoes or with a slice of my Spiced Pumpkin Ale Bread.  

Do you have a favorite fall comfort food you like to make in the Crock Pot?


  1. This looks delicious!! I'm already a follower - stopping by from the GFC blog hop.

  2. That looks yummy!! Since I doon´t eat pork, you think chicken would be a good substitute?

    Stopping by from the GFC blog hop! :) New follower!

    Anni //

    1. Chicken would work perfect with this! :) And welcome to my blog! So happy to have you here!

  3. LOVE the name of your blog! Very excited to be a new follower! Happy Tuesday!

  4. Yummmy!!!! I bet these are delicious. I am your newest follower. Over from the blog hop. Amanda @

  5. This looks fantastic!! Newest follower from the GFC Hop! NIce to meet you fantasic blog ya got here! Come say hi when you get a chance :)
    XOX ASH@ABpetite

  6. New member from the blog hop and looking forward to your recipes!!

  7. This looks so-o-o delicious! I am a new Follower from the GFC Blog Hop. I hope your day is going well.

  8. Hi Carrie! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Your recipe looks so good that I might even try it even though I don't much care for apples!! I use my crock pot ALL the time year round, but it's definitely good for soups in the fall and winter. Tomorrow I'm planning on making a spinach tortellini soup in it that I found on Pinterest! *Hoping it turns out yummy!!*

  9. I just found you on the blog hop! I love your blog! Not only is the layout beautiful, but I'm excited about the content! Semi-crunchy foodie?! That's the kind of blog I need to follow!


  10. So excited that slower cooker season is back! I loved stopping by:) Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!

    Smart! School {House}

  11. Those look so good! I have some of my mom's apple butter right now, I think I'm going to have to give this recipe a whirl =)

  12. i've had a serious hankering for pork and apples lately. this might just do the job. especially since i can just leave it in the pot all day :)

    p.s. it's a good thing you clarified because i was just going to use my crockpot dirty ;)

    thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! I hope to see you again with week with more seasonal & fresh/whole food posts :) xo, kristy

  13. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try this! I'm all about using my crock pot these days, especially now that the weather is colder!

  14. Hello!

    I am trying a similar recipe now and plan on giving this one a whirl very soon.
    Sounds GOOD!

    One question-- how much brown sugar do you use? (don't see it in the recipe ingredients but see it in the instructions for the recipe)

    1. Oops! Thank you for catching that! I am surprised no one had notice that yet... including me, lol! ;)

      It is a 1/2 cup of brown sugar.


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