Grilled Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apple Relish

Grilled Pork Chops with Cinnamon Apple Relish

Simple pork chop recipes can make the best pork chop recipes, and this recipe is proof. Amongst free easy pork chop recipes, grilled pork chops with cinnamon-apple relish is in a league of its own.


  • 4 center-cut pork chops, 1-inch thick
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and soaked in lemon water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated or chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup toasted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon water


1. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Sear on both sides in a hot pan over medium-high heat until golden brown.

2. Remove and place on a baking sheet. Place in a 375 degree oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven.

3. Spoon cinnamon-apple relish on a serving platter and arrange chops on top.


4. Coat a large skillet with vegetable oil spray and place over medium heat; add bell pepper and onion and saute until softened.

5. Add apples, ginger, brown sugar, pepper flakes, curry powder, turmeric, cinnamon stick, cloves and bay leaves; continue to saute until they release their aroma.

6. Add apple juice and vinegar and bring to a boil. Add almonds.

7. Dissolve cornstarch in water and stir into mixture; simmer and let reduce for 20 minutes. Use as directed above.

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