This juicy roast lends itself to variation, as apricot preserves would also work well. The flavors blend together perfectly to create a subtle hint of Asian flair. — Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
"I first tasted this dish at an office potluck, and now I serve it often when company comes," says Darlene Markel, a Salem, Oregon field editor. "I set out an array of toppings and let everyone fix their own taco salad."
"My husband and I can never get enough fresh buttery squash from our garden. These chops cook up sweet and tender in the slow cooker and the classic, comfort-food flavor doesn't take up my whole day to prepare." Mary Johnson - Coloma, Wisconsin
In Sylva, North Carolina, Bonnie Baumgardner simmers pork chops in fruit juice seasoned with orange peel, mustard and red wine vinegar, then tops them with a delightful sauce made with handy fruit cocktail.
A delicious hint of orange in the gravy served over thick slices of pork roast makes them stand out from the crowd. Garlic, thyme and ginger further season this easy entree from Tamara Logan, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
I created this recipe after returning home after traveling when I had little food in the house. I used ingredients already available in the refrigerator and pantry. My husband loves this pork dish because it's tasty, and I love it because it's easy. —Allison Gapinski, Cary, North Carolina
My son wanted a recipe he could make in the slow cooker while he took his new girlfriend out for a bike ride on their second date. This is the meal I came up with for him. —Marilyn McCrory, Creston, British Columbia
Serve dinner from the slow cookermdash;tender pork chops and sweet potatoes flavored with applesauce, cranberry sauce and brown sugar. It’s a wonderful meal for the holiday season.—Doris Branham, Kingston, Tennessee