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Baked Pork Chops and Apples Recipe

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I like to make this fruit main dish for company because it can be assembled ahead of time and popped in the oven when guests arrive. Apples and raisins give it a homey flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 287 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 264 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil; set aside. Place apples and raisins in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves; sprinkle over apples. Drizzle with lemon juice. Arrange pork chops on top.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until chops are tender and juices run clear.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the apple juice, orange juice and remaining brown sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with pork chops just before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Pork Chops and Apples in Country Pork 1996, p78

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 287 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 264 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"The best pork chops I ever cooked!"

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"I already had some baked pork chops so I thought it would be dry but was really surprised with the outcome. The juice and flavor from the apples and seasonings under the pork were greatly incorporated to the meat and it wasn't dry at all. I'll make it again soon."

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"Made this tonight, adding a can of unsweetened apple sauce to the mixture for the topping. OMG...the chops were cut-with-a-fork tender and the apple topping was to die for! Definately a keeper!!!"

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"This was a very good recipe. I baked the pork chops about 35-40 minutes as I didn't want to over bake them. They were tender and baked just right. I was nervous that by not covering them they would get dried out but it wasn't the case at all.

The apples and raisons added a nice touch and flavor.
You don't really need to do the extra step of preparing the apple/orange juice if you don't want too. They are moist enough without it. I did use chops that were about 1/2-3/4 inches thick.
Will make this again for family or company!"

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"I used two fuji apples I had on hand and followed the recipe except I used apple cider instead of the apple juice and a half lemon of juice. I drained the oil from the frying pan, heated it again toward the end of the baking time and used the juices plus only one tablespoon of sugar to deglaze the pan. This mixture was cooked down to a syrup. Use your judgement about how thick. Then I spooned the glaze over the chops at the end and gave them a few minutes of heat. Very good. The house smelled lovely."

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