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Baked Pork Chops and Apples Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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