We really enjoyed the flavors in this dish. I cooked as posted. I did use thin chops so added them after 15 mins of cooking time. The apples and potatoes come out so tender. I have to agree with some of the other reviewers that you can't taste the sage. I cut the recipe in half and used an 8X8 size pan. Thanks for posting. :)
I cut the recipe in half for 2 of us & that worked out just fine! As long as I can get unblemished yams I don't like peeling them so didn't for this recipe either! And, I quickly browned the chops before putting the casserole together & also used a very generous rounded measure of sage ~ It all came together for A VERY TASTY MAIN DISH! Thanks much for a very nice keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Zaar Stars]
The apple/sweet potato combo was perfect. I could not taste the sage, so next time I plan on doubling it. This would be good with thyme also. This was easy to put together. Thanks for sharing:) Made for the March Herb/Spice of the Month--SAGE tag.
Tagged for 1-2-3 Tag Feb 08 I must say I wasn't sure how the potatoes and the apples would blend but they came out great together. I used 3/4 in pork chops with bone in and pork butt steaks 3/4 inch. I breaded my pork chops lightly with italian bread crumbs( to keep n moisture) It killed me not to add garlic but I did not. The flavors melded into the pork and gave a sense of sweetness to them which I loved. The whole family enjoyed dinner. I did have 1 the next day for lunch and microwaved it for 2 min. along with the apple and sweet potato. YUMMY th 2nd day as well. Next time though I will seperate the apple/potatoe from teh meat as the nuker did overcook them a bit in the reheat. I will make these again and again and also sending recipe to DD. YUM Thank you.
Make sure you use thick cut pork chops. Ours were thin and they weren't very juicy. The apples and the sweet potatoes were cooked excellent though. I think next time I will cover the dish while it bakes.
As the stars say: we LOVED it!! This is potentially a 5 star, real comfort recipe, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. I'd have added a 5th star, but for a few doubts: I sprinkled breadcrumbs over the chops to protect them against drying out. Then I covered the casserole with foil until I checked the dish again, after an hour. (And this is NOT the cook's fault; I used my 2nd oven which might not be accurate -- the casserole was not done yet). I took off the foil, and baked it for another 45 mins or so. Then it was perfect. I also used a semi-sweet wine instead of the water in the recipe. The interesting thing was that the flavour of sweet potatoes and apples melded so well, that when tasting it, it was hard to tell which slice was apple and which was sweet potato!! MM, this is a great recipe which we loved and I will make it again. Just check the last sentence of your instructions, which puzzled me, but I decided it was just a typo: there is nothing which needs mixing at that point, right? Thank you for a new taste idea!! Yum!!