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Apple Butter, Bourbon, Pork chops, Bacon , onions
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4 from 2 votes

Apple Butter Bourbon Pork Chops

Coming up with new recipes isn't easy and if your families is tired of the same old pork chops I've got just the recipe for you!  My Apple Butter Bourbon Pork Chops will certainly add some flavor to your weeknight dinners and smiles to your dinner table!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple butter, pork chop recipe, weeknight dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 618kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 4 pieces thick sliced bacon cut into small
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 center cut pork chops
  • sea salt and black pepper to liberally season pork chops
  • cup apple butter
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped collard greens
  • 2 cups baby potatoes cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock or water
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


  • Liberally season pork chops with sea salt and black pepper or your favorite seasoning.
  • Heat a saute pan over medium hot heat, add in olive oil , then add pork chops.
  • Saute until well seared on both sides, 2-3 minutes per side, until there is no sign of pink. Remove from pan and set aside and keep warm
  • Add bacon into pan and saute for one minute, then add in onions and brown sugar, continue to saute for 4- 5 minutes or until bacon is cooked.
  • Add in bourbon allowing the alcohol to cook off.
  • Add in tomato paste, apple butter and chicken stock, mix well and reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue to allow to simmer while collards and potatoes are cooking.
  • In another pan over medium heat, add in olive oil and potatoes. Season well with sea salt and black pepper. ( you can add onions, garlic or shallots if you desire) Saute for 2-3 minutes then add in collard greens.
  • Stir mixture until greens wilt, turn heat down and allow to simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Add in a little chicken stock or water as needed. Cover and simmer.
  • Re-season if needed with sea salt and black pepper.


It's a good idea to start the greens at the same time as the pork chops or before to allow the collards enough time to cook.


Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 1232mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1940IU | Vitamin C: 31.3mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2.2mg