Not Your Average Moist and Tender Pork Chops Recipe

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

We love pork chops. I get tired of the same old so I mix it up now again and then revise. Here is a new revision to an old recipe I have been playing with. Made it for a family dinner Birthday party for DF-I-L's 82nd B-Day. Everyone raved and asked for the recipe. I was very pleased at their enjoyment. I cut the recipe down to a normal family dinner recipe as I cooked it for 18 people. Enjoy:-)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 pork chops, 3/4 in thick (can be bone in I use both)
  • 12 cup cranberry juice or 12 cup cranberry-apple juice
  • 1 whole garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 2 apples, cut into sixths
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 cup flour
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • oil
  • 1 sprig rosemary


  1. Soak pork chops in milk at least 30 minutes or overnight in fridge.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in shallow baking dish or pie plate (minus sprig of rosemary).
  3. Dredge chops in flour crumb mixture.
  4. Sear in frying pan until golden brown.
  5. Put into 9 x 13 baking dish (can overlap chops if needed).
  6. Put sliced onions, garlic, and apples on top of chops.
  7. Pour in juice.
  8. Bake in oven for 40 min at 350°F.
  9. Check for doneness.
  10. ** During last 15 minute put sprig of rosemary on top of chops, adds a delicious aroma and hint at something when you eat the chops.
  11. Note if chops are thinner check after 30 minutes for doneness.


Most Helpful

We had this the other night and it was great! The chops browned up nice and crispy, and the onions and apples gave it a terrific taste. Next time I will lightly saute the onion and garlic to make them a little softer (I am guessing the garlic went on top with the onions, but the recipe didn't say). Overall, this is a keeper recipe -- yum!

TasteTester February 17, 2008

This was our "after the game" dinner tonight. I thank you so much. For the 1st time ever, my DH decribed his dinner as "tasty". The flavors are wonderful!! I love the apples,onions and juice with the pork, but I was thinking that you could just follow the 1st few steps and then serve it( the breading and frying part) b/c the breading alone tastes great. I used boneless,thin-cut chops and it was still great! Thanks again.

kellychris January 17, 2010

As "advertised", these were moist and tender. I took the advice of a previous reviewer, and sauteed the onions, garlic and apple slices (Granny Smith) in some apple juice first. I didn't use cranberry juice, but threw in 1/2 cup fresh cranberries. After browning the chops (I did 4), I put them in the baking pan and added the sauteed mix, along with more apple juice and baked only 25 minutes. Made for Winter 2010 Comfort Cafe Potluck game.

Outta Here January 16, 2010

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