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Apple-Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
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Apple-Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

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When I serve this entree to my guests, I always get lots of compliments - and requests for the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins

Directions

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and sage. In a large skillet, brown chops on both sides in oil. Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Layer apples over the meat; drizzle with molasses.
  2. Add flour to pan drippings in skillet; stir until blended. Gradually stir in water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the vinegar and raisins. Pour over apples and chops.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Smothered Pork Chops in Country February/March 2003, p49

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.


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luigimon 124727
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"Very good and easy!!"

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pgallen 53801
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

"My family of 7 (including some picky eaters) loved this! Very flavorful!"

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kamyers 66355
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Made this for the first time tonight and I LOVED IT!!! All my kids ate it! It made really yummy gravy after it cooked that we put with some noodles and veggies! For sure will be doing this over again!"

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WATTLE 53798
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

" Many thanks,will try this one soon,

WattleParadise
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laceyest 137452
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"Wonderful recipe! I wouldn't change a thing."

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5pudii 86843
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"Thanks for pointing out this recipe.  We have 2 apple trees in our yard & I am always looking for ways to use them!"

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Anne-Lise 38550
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"For some reason my star rating went to one star after I submitted it the first time but I meant was supposed to be 5 stars so I am going to try again. Nope, it's not letting me click the stars so you heard it from me...5 stars!"

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Anne-Lise 89541
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"This is a great recipe for pork chops!! YUM! It's so hard to find a good recipe for pork chops and I am making this a permanent dish in our household. Not only does my husband like it but my 6 and 7 year old girls like it too. We did not have molasses so I sprinkled about 3/4 cup of brown sugar on top of the apples and omitted the raisins (just because no one likes to eat them in our family). We also added a lot more ground sage than the recipe calls for...has that hint of sausage taste that way. Also, make sure that you not only use the pan drippings from browning the pork chops but also use the drippings from the baking dish when it's done cooking otherwise you are missing a lot of the flavor from the dish."

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hal47 86841
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"Great tasting chops. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed. Great for company."

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olsons514 83917
Reviewed May. 26, 2009

"This is so delicious! One of my new favorites!"

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