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Blue Cheese and Apple Pork Chops Recipe

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 YIELD: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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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