Recipe by chia
this is a wonderful fall dish which makes your kitchen smell divine. very easy to throw together, and sure to please.
Top Review by moot0009
This was okay... but not my favorite. There was a little too much sauce for me, and the apples were so done they were mush. I might try again reducing the amount of sauce so that the all of the apples aren't covered so they retain some shape.
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, more as needed
- 3 onions, cut in two and then into thin half-moons
- 8 ounces sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch strips
- 1⁄3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 6 (6 ounce) boneless pork chops (each weighing 6 to 8 ounces)
- 3 medium granny smith apples or 2 large granny smith apples
- 2 cups sharp pressed apple cider
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil and add onions.
- Sauté until soft, about 10 minutes.
- Transfer to a bowl.
- Add bacon to pan and sauté until fat is rendered and bacon begins to brown, about 3 minutes.
- Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon, leaving behind as much fat as possible.
- Add bacon to onions and set aside.
- In a freezer bag, mix together flour and pumpkin pie spice.
- Add 3 chops, seal and shake until chops are coated.
- Shake off excess flour and place chops on a plate.
- Flour remaining 3 chops and add to plate; reserve spiced flour.
- Return skillet to medium heat.
- Add chops 3 at a time, searing on both sides then transferring to a plate; reserve oily skillet.
- Peel, core and cut the apples in two.
- Slice each half into thin wedges.
- In an ovenproof pot (preferably glazed ceramic) 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep, layer ingredients compactly as follows: a layer of onions and bacon, 3 chops, a layer of apple slices, some more onions and bacon, the final 3 chops, a layer of apple slices, remaining onions and bacon, and a final layer of apples.
- Add spiced flour to oily skillet.
- If pan is dry, add a small amount of oil.
- Place pan over medium-low heat and whisk flour into oil to make a smooth paste.
- Slowly add apple cider, whisking until smooth.
- Bring mixture to a boil, then pour into pot, letting it filter slowly to bottom.
- Cover pot with a lid or waxed paper and foil.
- Place on a baking sheet.
- Bake until chops are tender and apples are very soft, about 3 hours.
- Serve hot.