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Budget Easy Pork Quick

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  306
  • Protein  22 g
  • Carbohydrates  21 g
  • Fat  16 g
  • Cholesterol  88 mg
  • Sodium  192 mg
  • Potassium  473 mg
  • Phosphorus  194 mg
  • Calcium  39 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Apple Spice Pork Chops

There’s no meal more American than pork chops and applesauce. Jennifer, a DaVita dietitian from Maryland, brings this classic dish up to date with her easy Apple Spice Pork Chops kidney-friendly recipe.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jennifer from Maryland.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1 pork chop, apples and sauce


    • 1 pound pork chops
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 medium tart apples


  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Peel, core, and slice apples.
  3. Broil pork chops in the oven, 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
  4. While pork chops are cooking, melt butter in skillet and stir in brown sugar, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon and apples. 
  5. Cover and cook until apples are tender and sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Spoon sauce over cooked chops and serve. 

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 fruit, medium potassium
  • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Marinate pork chops in apple juice, chopped garlic, and pepper for extra flavor.
  • For an alternative to broiling the pork chops, brush chops with oil and cook 5 minutes per side on a hot skillet.

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Apple Spice Pork Chops

ljepson says:


This recipe was great! Very simple and very tasty. The only thing I did different was put some cumin and pepper on the chops before cooking. Yum :)

May. 26, 2014, 12:56 AM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Spice Pork Chops

momacrum says:


I made this I liked it but the pork chops were tuff. But I would make it again just won't cook the chops so long very tasty

May. 15, 2014, 3:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Spice Pork Chops

alpat56 says:


Sounds Great, I like pork cooked to a Pink color. is 5 min per side in broiler excessive? I would suggest 2-3 min per side

Feb. 25, 2014, 5:28 PM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Spice Pork Chops

UnhappyMom says:


I made this recipe last week and it was delicious. I left the salt out , it wasn't needed. I don't cook with salt except for baking.

Dec. 10, 2013, 6:15 AM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Spice Pork Chops

GaryDe says:


My wife made this for our Sunday dinner and it was EXCELLENT. The apple spice sauce/compote was very tasty and much better than plain applesauce. It had the sweetness and texture to complement the chops. We also had the potato/cauliflower mash (DaVita recipe) along with the chops[INVALID]what a great combination. You know it's good when your 16 yr old daughter goes for seconds, doesn't usually happens. We will make this one again soon.

Sep. 29, 2013, 4:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Spice Pork Chops

mlpate99 says:


Excellent! I brushed the chops with oil and then cooked them on stove top in pan. Also, I did not have all of the individual spices, so I used 1/2 tsp of allspice and it turned out great!

Jul. 30, 2013, 6:32 PM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Spice Pork Chops

lisarobin says:


I made this instead of broiling the pork chops I just fryed them up in the pan..this whole recipe was delicious and my family loved it. Thank you!

Feb. 03, 2013, 6:10 PM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Spice Pork Chops

LaurieJLa says:


This was a delicious way to eat pork chops will do this again,

Oct. 26, 2012, 10:13 AM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Spice Pork Chops

marianna says:


I tried this for the first time along with the Cranberry & Roasted Garlic Risotto. It was TO DIE FOR! I made a few revisions. I left the nutmeg out and I added some apple cider and a little (cornstarch & water mixture) to thicken my sauce a little. The directions say to brown sugar, salt, pepper. nutmeg, cinnamon & apples, but I found that alone did not provide much of a sauce and it was not as thick as I liked. This was SO DELICIOUS and my husband gave me a big THUMBS UP. SO this one goes in the KEEPERS file!

Feb. 02, 2012, 2:15 PM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Spice Pork Chops

a fuentez says:


try using nonsweetened applesauce if pressed for time

Jun. 03, 2010, 2:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

Apple Spice Pork Chops



Spectacular! Excellent recipe. Thanks!

Feb. 18, 2010, 7:28 PM - Inappropriate review?

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