Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I clipped this out of one of our local papers. It's alittle different way of preparing chops and quite YUMMY!!!
- 8 medium pork loin chops
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper, to taste
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups boiling water
- 1 1⁄2 cups applesauce
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon oil, for browning
- Heat oil in skillet and brown chops at least 2 minutes per side.
- You want a brown crust to form on the meat.
- Layer chops in a casserole dish, they can overlap.
- Now, add the flour, salt, pepper and garlic salt to the remaining fat in the pan.
- Stir to mix well.
- Add the boiling water and blend thoroughly.
- Cook 3 to 5 minutes until it thickens.
- Add applesauce and lemon juice, mix well and pour this entire mixture over the chops in the casserole.
- Bake 1 1/2 hrs at 400 degrees.
- Check for doneness, depending on the size of the chops you may need to cook an additional 15 minutes.
My family loves the apple and pork chop combo. Referencing a family recipe I browned the pork chops in the oil with a little cinnamon. I then topped the pork chops, once placed in the baking dish with a little more cinnamon and garlic powder. Then topped that with a 1/2 cup more of applesauce. Then added the gravy. My family loved it. Thanks for a new spin on the apple/pork combo.
This was yummy. I added a little extra oil to the pan before I put the flour in. I also put in a package of beef oxo to add a little more colour. I did it all in my cast iron fry pan, so I didn't even have to wash an extra pan. I didn't have the burning problem that Lydia's Mama had, but perhaps her oven is a little hotter. I know I have to knock the temp. down 50 degrees on anything I cook in mine. We poured the gravy over rice and it went very well.
This recipe was OK. Didn't work too well when I added the flour mixture to the fat drippings in the pan. Just kind of made little fried flour balls. Anyway, the pork chops were very tender, which I liked, but the applesauce gravy did not have as much flavor as I had hoped. Also, the pork chops stuck to the bottom of my dish (even though I had sprayed it with cooking spray first) and the applesauce *really* burns on to the sides of the dish and is really difficult to clean up. Just for that factor, I probably won't make it again.