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; put browned chops on a plate.
- 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.
- 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 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.
What others are saying
Tiffany Kaiser says:
So yummy! But it needed a bit more time like 10 min
Harlan Harris says:
Not the tender braise I was hoping for - the chops seized up a bit. The apples were sauce as described (and delish.)
Ruth Juneau says:
I agree with Mindy’s review of the apples being too mushy .... the next time I make this recipe I’ll pressure cook the pork chops for 8 min & then add the slice apples for just a min or so. My hubby & I liked the apples on a more crisp side. I should have thought this through before hand so partly my fault..... will give an update next time! 9/11/2018
Mindy Langweiler says:
My pork chops were not thick enough and the meat turned out very dry. Additionally, the apples were pure mush at the end of 8 minutes. I triple-checked the settings and I had followed the instructions so not sure where I went wrong. Additionally, I didn’t like the flavor of the apples...they tasted like the stock and I think I would use apple cider next time, and add in some cinnamon and sugar to get that yummy spice of the apples I was looking for. I think the tub for the pork chops came out nice and they had good flavor. Had I been able to find a thicker cut chop, things might have been different. Those apples though, just not good.
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!
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.
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.