Prep 40 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
An old family favorite that my grandmother used to make.
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- salt and pepper
- 6 pork loin chops (1-inch thick, trimmed of fat)
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8 inch slices
- 1⁄2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 3 medium granny smith apples, peeled,cored,and cut into 1/2 inch rings
- 1⁄2 cup apple cider (may substitute beer, dry white wine, vermouth, or cola)
- Mix together the flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish or flat plate.
- Dredge the pork chops in flour mixture; tap each pork chop to knock off any excess flour.
- Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat; brown chops on both sides, drain, then place chops in a greased 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
- Layer 1/2 the sweet potatoes over the chops.
- Sprinkle with 1/3 brown sugar; sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- Layer 1/2 the apples over the sweet potatoes; sprinkle with 1/3 brown sugar.
- Layer with remaining sweet potatoes, apples, and sugar.
- Pour cider over chops, potatoes, and apples.
- Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour, 15 minutes.
- Uncover and bake about 15 more minutes or until slightly browned.
Like the previous review the apples fell aprt but still tasted good. The brown sugar sauce ended up on the bottom. I thought it would form a type of glaze over the meat but it didn't. I followed the directions except I used apple juice in place of cider. Having said that, the chops were okay. Just not worth all the effort and time it took to cook.
Very good dish with very little work which we served with (frozen) mixed vegetables. I think I cut my apples too thin because they disintegrated in the casserole and became more like applesauce but we still enjoyed this dish. We also only used 4 pork chops, 2 apples and 2 sweet potatoes but the amount specified for the apple cider and sugar. Next time if I only use 4 pork chops I will cut the apple cider down a bit more (maybe to 1/3 cup). Thanks for sharing!