Pork Chop with Apple Sauce

A pork chop with grill marks topped with apple sauce.
This recipe is for brand affiliate Grillgrates

Pork chops are an easy item to grill or sear in a skillet while camping. The traditional accompaniment is apple sauce, this version includes savory seasonings of thyme and butter.

Unlike the modern sweet dessert-style apple sauces, the original apple sauces were a savory element to meat, with the fruit acid in the apples helping to cut through the fat in the pork while eating and during digestion.

This apple and pork relationship is now mainly visualized through the apple in the mouth of a whole hog, while the sauce is rarely served or so overpowering sweet it has no choice but to be relegated to dessert. No sugar is added to this version.

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Apple sauce with thyme and a pork chop sitting on a white camp plate.
The savory seasoned apple sauce is the key flavor to this combination.
Close-up of cubed apple pieces topped with thyme leaves.
Once the apple is cooked and soft the thyme and butter is added and combined to create the sauce.
Looking down on a camp plate with a pork chop with apple sauce and a side of baked potato.
The pork chop with apple sauce is the main part of the meal which can be served with your preferred vegetables.
A pork chop with grill marks topped with apple sauce.
The pork chop can be cooked any way you prefer including grilled, fried or even baked.

Pork Chop with Apple Sauce Recipe

This recipe is for brand affiliate Grillgrates.
A pork chop with grill marks topped with apple sauce.
Pork Chops are an easy item to grill or sear while camping, to make it great though here is a twist on the traditional Apple Sauce accompaniment.
Preparation 10 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
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Apple Sauce

  • 2 apples
  • 1 sprig thyme or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • salt and white pepper


  • 4 pork chops
  • salt



Apple Sauce

  • Peel and dice the apples then cube them into small pieces.
  • Place the apples into a pot with a small amount of water and simmer until the apple is soft.
  • In a small bowl, add the apple, thyme leaves, butter, salt, and white pepper. Combine well and leave for the flavors to infuse while cooking the pork chops. Taste before serving and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Pork Chops

  • Cook the pork chops to personal preference, this may be on a grill, griddle, or skillet. The pork only needs to be seasoned with salt, as the flavor comes from the apple sauce.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 29gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 88mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 154IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

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