Who doesn’t love a sheet-bake recipe? You can cook a whole meal on a one pan—just pop it in the oven and let it cook until it’s just right. No matter what the season, you can always use whichever produce is great right now, along with any protein that fits your fancy.
To fill out your pan with fall’s freshest offerings, you can turn to vegetables like squashes, root veggies, and brassicas including Brussels sprouts or kale. But for a sweet twist, apples can’t be beat. When baked in the oven, their flavor becomes rich and deep, providing the perfect accompaniment to milder meats like pork.
The first time you give this flavor combo a try, you’ll get instantly hooked and want to come back to it again and again. Check out our sheet-pan apple and pork chop recipe below and find out just how effortlessly simple it can be!
Sheet-Pan Pork Chops & Apples Recipe
What You’ll Need:
2 large apples
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
4 pork chops, 5-6 oz. each
Salt and pepper
Optional: a few sprigs of fresh herbs, such as rosemary or thyme
What To Do:
Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a sheet pan with kitchen foil.
Halve, core, and slice apples to about 1/2-inch thick. In a bowl, toss apple slices with honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg to evenly coat.
Season pork chops all over with salt and pepper. Arrange on your lined sheet pan. Add apple slices to same sheet, spreading them out in an even layer. Arrange a few sprigs of herbs around the sheet, if using.
Transfer sheet to oven and bake until apples are tender and pork is done cooking, 25-30 minutes depending on desired doneness. Divide between four plates and serve with potatoes, green veggies, or any other desired sides.