Pressure Cooker Pork Chops and Apples
- 4 (¾-inch) thick-cut pork chops
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 apples - peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ¾ cup pork stock
For best results, we recommend using:
- Sprinkle pork chops with cumin, salt, and pepper. Select Sauté on pressure cooker to preheat base; add oil. Brown chops on one side only, 3 to 5 minutes; remove to a plate.
- Tumble apple slices into the empty pressure cooker. Arrange pork chops, brown-sides up, onto apples, overlapping as needed. Pour any juice from the plate over the pork; add stock around the edges.
- Close lid and set valve to Sealing. Press Meat/Stew and adjust cooking time to 8 minutes at High Pressure. When cooking time is up, slowly release pressure through the Quick Release Valve.
- Move pork chops to a serving platter; smother with applesauce before serving.
If you can't find pork stock at your grocery store, you can substitute chicken or beef stock instead. Just before serving, top each pork chop with a few additional turns of freshly ground black pepper.
What others are saying
Rachel Douglas says:
I used extra thick chops for this recipe! They turned out really good. That and the apples together were perfection. I wasn't sure how the cooking times would work out for both the meat and the apples, but I am yet again amazed at my Multipot and pressure cooking in general.
George Delamea says:
I admittedly wrecked my first attempt at this because the chops were too thin. Meat was too stringy and dry. Second run was sublime. I used apple cider instead of pork stock, because who has pork stock?! Went well with baked sweet potatoes, though will bake russets next time because sweet potato plus apples was a little too sweet overall, but the sauce was great on those sweet potatoes. I guess I'm conflicted.
Tiana D. says:
This recipe is crazy good. For this one I used really thin sliced porkchops so they were very juicy and not dry at all. The combo of the pork chops with apples and the CUMIN (which tastes a bit like cinnamon in this pairing) really shines. I would recommend this recipe to anyone who wants to try a new pressure cooker pork recipe.
Greg Jones says:
This is for sure one of my favorite pork chop recipes. It wasn't dry at all and the flavor was incredible. I used chicken stock instead of pork stock, and it still was amazing.
Laura Griffin says:
These pork chops with apples were light and delicious. It was really easy to make and perfect for a busy weeknight. I added a dash of cinnamon to this dish for a little sweet flavor. All in all, the pork chops and apples paired brilliantly together.