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Pecan Crusted Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

Can you think of anything that screams fall more than pecan crusted pork chops with apple chutney? Ha, didn’t think so!


Pecan Crusted Pork Chops With Apple Chutney  on a plate

Take a Break from Chicken and Steak!

Maybe you’ve noticed the lack of pork chop recipes on TMP. It’s not because we don’t like them, we just have this bad habit of forgetting they exist. Our plan of action? Make more pork chops ASAP! Not only are pork chops delicious, they are so easy to prepare (which is really important, right?). For even more pork inspo, check out our round up of the Best Pork Chop Recipes. Bonus: did you know pork pairs perfectly with pecans, which just happen to be one of our favorite ingredients to work with this time of year.

a bowl of pecans

It’s All About Those Pecan-Crusted Chops!

This is not just a recipe for any ol’ pecan-crusted pork chops. Nope, we’ve pulled out all the stops and topped this pork chop recipe with more pecans and a perfectly tart, slightly sweet apple chutney. How completely delicious and autumnal does that sound? The delicious flavor of pecans are versatile and perfectly suited for adding to savory dishes!

Fun fact: Did you know that most of the pecans you’ll find in the U.S. are grown in North America? This includes thousands of family-owned farms in more than a dozen southern states. Incorporating pecans into your meals means you’re supporting thousands of American family farmers! Pretty cool, huh?

pecans that have been pulsed in a food processor

Ways To Use Pecans:

We really, really love them. They give this pork chop recipe its satisfying crisp crust, but we also love them:

pecan crusted pork chops on parchment paper
Pecan Crusted Pork Chops on parchment paper

Are Pecans Healthy?

We all know pecans are delicious, but did you know pecans are also incredibly nutritious? They contain both fiber and protein, and compared to other major tree nuts, they also are among the lowest in carbs per serving, say what? For all these reasons we are so proud to have been asked by the American Pecan Council to develop some recipes that will help you put pecans to good use in your kitchens!

Here are a few of our favorite recipes that use pecans!

Pecan Crusted Pork Chops With Apple Chutney on a platter

How to Cook Pecan-Crusted Pork Chops:

Pork chops are hard to screw up—yay for that! Yet another reason to love them. For the sake of ease, we are baking our pork chops. Here’s how:

  1. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
  2. Dredge it in an egg wash.
  3. Coat the pork with crushed pecans (for a flavor-packed crust).
  4. Sear the pork until the pecan crust is golden brown.
  5. Place them in the oven until the pork is cooked through, but not dry—for pork chops, you want an internal temperature of 145 °F.

Pro-Tip: If you’re meal prepping, make the pork chops ahead of time, but when it comes time to reheat use the oven instead of the microwave or stove top. This will crisp up the pecan crust and the pork chops will taste as if you’d just made them!

Apple Chutney in a pot with a wooden spoon

Apple Chutney on EVERYTHING.

Once the pork chops are cooked, top them with a simple apple chutney for the ultimate fall meal. We love this chutney for oh, so many reasons. It is the perfect make-ahead addition to so many oven-roasted meats because its slightly sweet, tart flavor pairs perfectly with chicken or pork as we show here. A bit sweet and a bit savory, our apple chutney recipe is a heady combination of apples (of course), shallots, whole grain mustard, brown sugar, cider vinegar and cinnamon!

Pecan Crusted Pork Chops With Apple Chutney

Pecans—Not Just for Pies!

If you make these pecan-crusted pork chops with apple chutney, we’d love to hear about it! Be sure to snap a photo, add it to your Instagram feed or stories and tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper if you do. Also, feel free to leave a comment on the post and tell your friends where you discovered the recipe!

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Pecan Crusted Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  30 min
  • Cook Time:  25 min
  • Calories: 559


  • 6 boneless pork chops (roughly 2.5 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup stone ground mustard
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups American pecans
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Apple Chutney

  • 2 cups gala or fuji apples, peeled, cored, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a pie pan, beat the eggs with the mustard, until fully incorporated. Set aside.
  3. Pulse the pecans, thyme, salt, garlic powder and pepper in the bowl of a food processor until coarsely ground. Pour pecan mixture onto a large plate and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan set over medium high heat.
  5. Dip each pork chop one at a time into the egg mixture and then gently press it into the pecan mixture ensuring it is coated on all sides.
  6. Place the pork chops a few at a time into the heated oil and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, place on prepared baking sheet and repeat until all 6 pork chops are ready to go into the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until all of the pork chops are cooked with an internal temp of 145°F.
  7. While the pork chops are baking, make the chutney.
  8. Heat the apples, shallot, mustard, sugar, vinegar, cinnamon and salt in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the liquid has absorbed and the apples are tender.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories559
  • Protein26 g
  • Carbohydrates15 g
  • Total Fat47 g
  • Dietary Fiber5 g
  • Cholesterol104 mg
  • sodium766 mg
  • Total Sugars8 g

Pecan Crusted Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

Questions & Reviews

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  • Hannah

    How thick are the chops that you use?

    about 3/4 inch thick

  • Nanette

    Can I make this with bone-in pork chops? What adjustments would be needed?

    That will work they will just bake a bit longer probably. Check them after 25 minutes and if they are not at 145 internal temperature keep cooking them until they reach that. Hope you enjoy Nanette!

  • maddie

    This recipe is for 6 boneless chops, I don't plan to make that many since it is just me and someone else. Should I divide the entire recipe by 3 so I only make 2 chops? Thank you!

    You could 1/3 the chops portion but we'd recommend only cutting the chutney recipe in half or it would be such a small amount.

  • JOEY

    Is this recipe gluten free?


  • joyce

    Love this perfect dinner for a cool autumn night. I will try this very soon.

    Oh good! We hope you do!

  • Pamela

    Excellent &quick

    Thanks Pamela, glad you enjoyed it!

  • Nicole

    I sent this recipe to some friends immediately after eating it the first time. It is so good! Every recipe I’ve made from the modern proper so far has been 5 stars

    Thank you so much for this kind review Nicole! So happy you loved it and shared it with others!

  • Carm

    I made this the other night and my husband and I are obsessed. This is THE most delicious, fall-like meal we’ve ever had. It’s the perfection of Fall in your mouth!

    We think so too! Thanks for letting us know!