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Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples

Serve up an extra special entree for your loved ones with these Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples! Juicy, tender pork is seasoned to perfection and paired with sweet glazed apple goodness.

Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples on a White Plate

Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples

Have ever had one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days?

I feel like most of the time when I have one of “those days” it starts off with me being kicked and punched in the head at 3am by my wonderful son (who doesn’t like to sleep in his bed so comes and joins mommy & daddy in their bed EVERY night around 2am)

When you are abruptly woken up like that … it’s never a good start to a day.

Pork Chops, Glazed Apples and Mashed Potatoes on a Plate with a Fork

Then off course, my cute little son decided to wake up early to play and was ready to go. NoW! So I felt smacking on my head.. “Mommy you get up and play, Mommy get up” (yank on the arm) “Mommy you come out here with me, Mommy I have fruit snacks?”

So I pulled myself out of our comfy tempurpedic bed, put on “paw patrol”, got little man his morning drink and banana and crawled back in bed to TRY and catch 30 more minutes of shut eye.


Two Juicy Pork Chops Searing in a Metal Skillet

All of a sudden I heard a crunchy bag outside my room, I got up and Cason looked at me and said “I want chips mommy.” Ugh… (as you can probably tell, I’m not a morning person.)

I got up, sat down on the couch and tried to put together my grocery list. In between being jumped on and my list getting knocked out of my hands. When I finally finished we packed up and headed out. First stop haircut for little man, second stop Target for diapers (because my child refuses to be interested in sitting on the potty), third stop grocery store (didn’t find everything I needed .. ugh), fourth stop Bed Bath, and & Beyond to find a 6″ round cake pan – nothing, fifth stop World Market – no cake pan.

Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples on a Plate with Two Glasses in the Background

On a side note, anything more than three stops with a toddler can be exhausting. In and out of the carseat, in and out of the store cart, and telling them “no touch rule” every two seconds. (sigh)  Needless to say when we got home I just wanted to eat lunch and crash.

And we did, until Cason decided he didn’t want to eat again. I had to fight to give him dinner the night before, fight to give him breakfast, and now (again) I had to fight to give him lunch. I gave him an ultimatum, eat lunch or its nap time. He choose nap time. As I put him in bed I asked him one more time, are you sure you want to go to sleep instead of eat lunch? “Yes, I sleep.”

Thirty minutes later I heard ear renching screams, “I no want to sleep mommy. I no want to sleep.” So I walked in there calmed him down …. and had to do that every 15 minutes after for a hour and a half. Annoyed, yes! Get much work done, no!

To finish off my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day I decided to inflict pain on my body and get a brazilian wax.  Ouch is right! May be worse than childbirth… its debatable! I know, I’m so smart and a glutton for punishment.

A Plate of Pork Chops and Glazed Apples with Loaded Mashed Potatoes on the Side

The only good thing about today was that I finished it off with a homemade Strawberry Jalapeno Sangria Recipe (coming to a blog near you next week :)) AND these awesome Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples.

Bourbon Glazed anything and your day is immediately looking better so you know this one is a winner.

When I was dreaming up this recipe the Mustard Crust was no where on my radar and then randomly I thought of this dish I had at one of my favorite restaurants and the recipe was formed.

Be sure to get a whole grain mustard and not a dijon, you want the big mustard seeds visible in the mustard so that they stick and make a nice crust on the outside of your pork chops. The combo from the tangy mustard crust, juicy pork chops, and the sweet spicy bourbon glazed apples – ya’ll it will take you to flavor town and back OMG!

I don’t even like pork, in fact I think this is the very first time I have made it at home, but again, one of my challenges this year was to “expand my horizons” with the things I make and boy am I glad I did. Outcome = Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples. Can I get an AMEN!

A Close-Up Shot of Mustard Crusted Pork Chops and Bourbon Glazed Apples on a Plate

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Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples on a White Plate

Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Serve up an extra special entree with these Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples! Juicy, tender pork is seasoned to perfection and paired with sweet glazed apple goodness.



For the Mustard Crusted Pork Chops

  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of ground mustard
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil
  • 4 boneless pork chops

For the Bourbon Glazed Apples

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of bourbon


Mustard Crusted Pork Chops

  1. In a small bowl, mix together whole grain mustard, ground mustard, apple cider vinegar, salt & pepper.
  2. Pat dry pork chops, rub mustard mix on both sides of pork chops. Cover and place in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to let mustard coat pork chops.
  3. Preheat oven to 350.
  4. Heat a large oven safe skillet to medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil and place porks chops in skillet. Sear each side of the pork chops for 2 minutes (make sure it is really hot or it will not seal all the flavors in – you want a nice golden brown color on each side)
  5. Once you sear each side, place the skillet into the oven and cook for 15 minutes. (until internal temp is 150 degrees – for medium)
  6. Remove from oven and let sit.

Bourbon Glazed Apples

  1. Heat medium sized skillet to medium high heat, add butter and apples to pan.
  2. Saute apples for 5-7 minutes, until they start to get tender. Add in ground cinnamon, ground allspice, and pinch of salt. Stir and saute another minute.
  3. Add in bourbon, cook down bourbon for 1-2 minutes until the liquid has disappeared and soaked into apples.
  4. Serve pork chops with bourbon glazed apples on top.

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30 comments on “Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples”

  1. I made these tonight as a belated fancy Valentine’s Day dinner. I think it might be because I used a cast iron skillet, but all the mustard seeds on top and bottom of my pork chops burnt to a crisp. I had to scrape them all off the bottom of the pan before putting it in the oven! Once inside, the juices made a nice sauce layer, and I flipped them over once to soak it all up. Pretty tasty, but not amazing.

    1. Oh i’m sorry!! yeah it might be the cast iron skillet, i used a nonstick pan that it oven safe. That way the crust doesn’t stick! Glad that the pork chops were good. hope it turns out better nice time Shannon!

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    Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

    These seriously look mouth-watering DELICIOUS. Omg, those flavors sound incredible together. I need to make pork chops more often. I know what recipe I’m using next time I make them!

    1. Thanks so much Jessica. I’m not a big pork chop fan but these totally changed my mind! Hope you get a chance to make them!

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    Heather | girlichef

    Oh, that sangria sounds like it could end any day on a high note. And these chops sound fantastic…apples and bourbon are a killer combo!

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    Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner

    What a great meal Krista! My toddler years are way behind me but I’ve got an 18 mo old granddaughter!

  5. Wow, what a horrible day! I agree, waxing is worse than childbirth! But at least you got to end your day with these awesome pork chops, they look amazing!

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    Annie @Maebells

    Oh dear! What a day! These pork chops look so good! I have a package in the freezer and I just might have to give these a try!

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    heather @french press

    I’m telling you, I love my kiddos, but I do NOT miss those toddler years for anything! sorry about your day, however it sounds like these pork chips could cure just about anything

    1. haha… right! 🙂 Toddlers years are so fun but tiring! Luckily I do have these pork chops to drown my sorrows in. 🙂

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    This seriously looks like the best pork chop recipe ever! Yeah, you are super brave, I felt no pain during child birth, I have gotten piercings in my chests, arms, and wrists, but I cannot handle waxing at all…

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    Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    I really need to expand my horizons too. This looks SO good — love that golden crust! Pinned 🙂

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom

    Wow! That’s some kind of day! Those bourbon apples sound absolutely delish! Love them on some chicken too!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    My brain hurts just thinking about your no good very bad day! I am sorry that happened girlfriend. And to get a brazillian on top of it? You’re CRAZY.
    But at least you had bourbon to drown your sorrows. This is SO my kind of eating!! Pinned!