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Blue Cheese and Apple Pork Chops Recipe

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Tangy apple wedges and smoky, salty bacon create a yummy topping for pork chops. Try this entree alongside mashed potatoes for an especially comforting supper.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 6 maple-flavored bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese

Directions

  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil in batches.
  2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the apples, onions and bacon. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, broth and apple juice; pour over apple mixture. Top with pork chops. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove pork from slow cooker. Using a slotted spoon, remove apples; serve with pork. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Blue Cheese and Apple Pork Chops in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p56

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

Was this recipe a joke? I mean, I had doubts making it and I double checked that I was following the directions because it seemed like it wasn't going to be very good. Turned out to be both bland and GROSS. The bacony appleness did not work. It had almost no flavor except for boiled pork. NOT GOOD. I wound up re-separating the ingredients, making a sweet/spicy cinnamon apple concoction with the apples and reducing the bacon/onion water to a thin sauce to serve over the chops (which came out rubbery, by the way). Don't do this one.

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