Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
Pork chops and apples are great together and so was this pork chop bake. Served buttered brown rice, broccoli, rolls and enjoyed! Made for RSC #10.
- 6 boneless pork chops
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons crumbled dried sage
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 granny smith apples (or other tart variety, sliced 1/4 inch thick)
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup golden raisin
- Using salt and sage, season pork chops evenly on both sides. In a large skillet over a medium flame, heat the vegetable oil and brown pork chops on both sides. Transfer chops to a shallow baking dish and save pan drippings.
- Peel, core, and slice apples layering them over pork chops. Drizzle the maple syrup over the apples slices.
- Sprinkle flour over the pan drippings that were saved and cook until brown, stirring occasionally. Add chicken broth and stir constantly until mixture is smooth. Bring to a boil, stir in vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and raisins. Pour mixture over the pork chops and apples, cover pan with aluminum foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.
I am not a fan of cooked fruit in savory dishes and actually selected the recipe for the hubby. Boy was I wowed! This really was an excellent dish and one I will look forward to making again! The flavors melded perfectly and we both talked for several days about this recipe. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Made for the 2015 Culinary Quest.
I'm being a bit chintzy with my 5 star rating lately but this dish is totally deserving! I made them as directed but cooked them for a little less time. I thought the sauce was marvelous! Although I cut the chops back to just 2 portions I made the full amount of sauce so there was plenty for the mashed potatoes as well. Yummy recipe - Thanks!
Made these delicious pork chops tonight and they were a big hit. The sauce was really nice and the apples were wonderful. My DH was in heaven over this apple and pork chop combination and he gave this dish a big thumbs up.