Scrumptious Apple Rum Pork Chops

Contributed by CarrieAnn Frese

Our Pigs & Pearls fundraising event is back! Save the date for November 7. This event is fun for the whole family, complete with live music from the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition, , barbecue and oysters from Pit Boys BBQ, craft beer and wine, moon bounce and a variety of kids crafts.

Buy your tickets here!

Can’t wait to get your hands on some delicious pork? Consider creating your own from recipes in JLA’s Of Tide & Thyme cookbook. Apple Rum Pork Chops are perfect for fall- a little bit of sweet with savory!

The below recipe is from Of Tide & Thyme. Many more delicious dishes from JLA’s cookbooks are available online and will also be available for purchase at the Pigs & Pearls event!

Apple Rum Pork Chops (p. 227)

Serves 4


  • 4 2” center loins well trimmed boneless pork chops
  • 6 tablespoons sweet butter
  • 2 Granny Smith cored and peeled apples, cut into ½” rounds
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup dark rum
  • salt and pepper


Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper

In a large oven proof skillet, brown chops in half of the butter on both sides and transfer to a platter.

Add remainder of butter to pan and add the apple rings. Sauté the apples for 3 minutes on each side then sprinkle them with cinnamon.

Return the chops to the pan placing them carefully on the apple rings. Combine the sugar and rum and pour the mixture over the chops.

Cover the skillet with foil and place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 50 minutes.

Carefully transfer the apples and chops to serving plates or a platter and pour the juices on top of each serving.