Candy Apple Pork Chops

Candy Apple Pork Chops

Published On October 22, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Food, Holiday, Recipes

This recipe came about when I had a ton of leftover Skittles from Halloween and needed to figure out what to do with them. Since my family (and myself, of course) love pork cops and candy apples, I thought to myself, “Why not make candy apples and pork chops together?” Crazy, I know! But not only did it turn out delicious, it was a big hit with kids. The recipe does have Skittles in it after all.

Candy Apple Pork Chops

Candy Apple Pork Chops - The Organized Cook


    • boneless pork loin chops- 2 lbs
    • white wine *optional like Riesling or Chardonnay- ½ cup
    • apple cider- 1 cup
    • condensed chicken stock- 1 tub mixed with 1 cup water or 1 can chicken broth
    • Red skittles from 2 bags
    • granny smith apple- 1 cored and sliced thin
    • red delicious apple- 1 cored and sliced thin
    • butter- 3 tablespoons
    • Olive oil- 3 tablespoons
    • Brown sugar- 3 tablespoons
    • Corn starch- 1 tablespoon dissolved in 1/4 cup water



    1. Heat butter and olive oil over medium-high heat and sauté pork chops until brown on both sides; remove to paper-towel lined plate.
    2. Deglaze pan with chicken broth and wine (optional) scrapping up any bits at the bottom of pan.
    3. Add apple cider, brown sugar and corn starch water, then bring to a boil.
    4. Once boiling, reduce heat to low.
    5. Return pork chops to sauce and let simmer until pork chops are tender and cooked through, approximately 10 minutes.
    6. Remove pork chops to serving platter.
    7. Add red Skittles and dissolve in sauce, approximately 2 minutes.
    8. Add apples to sauce and simmer until tender and slightly caramelized, approximately 4 minutes.
    9. Spoon apple and sauce over pork chops and serve any extra sauce in a gravy boat or bowl.


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UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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