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


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  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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Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"Very good and easy!!"

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2012

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

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!"

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

" Many thanks,will try this one soon,


Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

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

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