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Spiced Apple Pork Chops

Oxmoor House
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 3/4 cup apple mixture)
Essential to the recipe, the thickness of the pork chops ensures that the chops stay tender and juicy throughout the long cook time. Mashed sweet potatoes and sautéed Brussels sprouts complete the comforting meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 (8-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (8-ounce) container refrigerated prechopped onion (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 (5-ounce) package dried apples

Nutrition Information

  • calories 391
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 9.7 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 3.7 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 31.7 g
  • carbohydrate 43.8 g
  • fiber 4.2 g
  • cholesterol 94 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 457 mg
  • calcium 60 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer pork to a 5-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray, reserving drippings in pan. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion to drippings in pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in 2 cups water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in brown sugar and next 3 ingredients (through ginger). Remove pan from heat.

  2. Add apples to slow cooker; pour onion mixture over apples. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until tender. Serve pork chops with apple mixture.

Cook's Notes

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