Pork Chops in Apple Sauce
Make this quick & easy 1-minute pressure cooker pork chops and simple homemade applesauce. Moist & tender pork chops drizzled with warm cinnamon applesauce
Servings Prep Time
2-4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2-4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 2-4 pork loin chopscentre-cut bone in was used when making this recipe, Try to choose pork loin chops with some marbling of fat.
  • 1tablespoon grapeseed oilor olive oil
  • 1small onionsliced
  • 3cloves garlicroughly minced
  • 2 gala applesthinly sliced
  • 2 clovesoptional
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1tablespoon honey
  • 1/2cup chicken stocklow sodium, or water
  • 2tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1tablespoon butter
  • kosher saltto taste
  • black pepperground, to taste
  • 1 1/2tablespoon cornstarchmixed with 2 tablespoons water, optional
  1. Make a few small cutsaround the sides of the pork chops so they will stay flat and brown evenly. Season the pork chops with generous amount of kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Press Sauté button and click the adjust button to go to Sauté More function on the Instant Pot. Wait until the indicator says “hot”.
  3. Add grapeseed oil into the pot. Ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add the seasoned pork chops into the pot, then let it brown for roughly 2 – 3 minutes on each side (don’t need to keep flipping). Remove and set aside.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium by pressing cancel button, then pressing sauté button. Add in the sliced onions and stir. Add a pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper to season if you like. Cook the onions for roughly 1 minute until soften. Then, add garlic and stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  5. Add in the thinly sliced gala apples, whole cloves (optional) and cinnamon powder, then give it a quick stir. Slice the apples thinly because you want to extract as much of their juice into the sauce as possible within a relatively short cooking time. Add the honey and partially deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  6. Add chicken stock and light soy sauce, then fully deglaze the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Taste the seasoning and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Place the pork chops back with all the meat juice into the pot.
  8. Close lid and pressure cook on Manual at high pressure for 1 minute. When time is up, turn off the Instant Pot and let it fully natural release (roughly 10 minutes). Open the lid carefully.
  9. Remove the pork chops and set aside. Make sure to check the pork chops’ internal temperature with a Food Thermometer. Temperature needs to be at least 145°F. Turn heat to medium by pressing the sauté button. Remove the cloves and taste the seasoning one more time. Add more salt and pepper if desired. Add butter and stir until it has fully dissolved into the sauce.
  10. Optional Step: Mix the cornstarch with water and mix it into the applesauce one third at a time until desired thickness.
  11. Drizzle the applesauce over the pork chops and serve immediately with side dishes. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes