Pressure Cooker Pork Chops and Apples

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Rated 4.5 based on 7 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Pork Chops and Apples
Pressure Cooker Pork Chops and Apples
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  • 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


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  1. 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; put browned chops on a plate.
  2. Toss apple slices into the empty pressure cooker. Arrange pork chops onto apples, brown-sides up, overlapping as needed. Pour any juice from the plate over the pork; add stock around the edges.
  3. 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.
  4. Move pork chops to a serving platter; smother with applesauce before serving.
Mealthy tip:

If you can't find pork stock at the 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.


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Alice Rodriguez says:

I have now made stock, placed in flat plastic bags, it rocks! By gosh, I do have pork stock and veggie stock and chicken stock and beef stock as well as fish stock! This pot rocks and I am so glad I chose a Mealthy! Great site, excellent from scratch recipes, how could you lose? Thanks for such a great product!

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Theresa Higgins says:

The pork was pretty tender but next I think I would use cinnamon and brown sugar. I used a crockpot express on this recipe.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.