Pork Chops With Apples and Raisins

"This is a recipe from Tyler Florence which I have had good success with. It is pretty easy, you just need to plan a little ahead of time as this needs a couple of hours for the pork chops to soak in the brine. I like to serve this with wild rice."
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Ready In:
2hrs 55mins




  • Mix the ingredients for the brine well to dissolve sugar and salt. Pour brine into a zip-lock bag and add the pork chops. Place in a bowl and set in refridgerator for 2 hours. Do not allow to brine longer than 2 hours.
  • Take chops of the the brine and dry. Season with salt and pepper. Put the 3 tbs olive oil in a large frying pan and heat. Add the pork chops and brown 4 minutes, turn over and brown 4 minutes on the other side.
  • Place browned chops into a glass baking dish and put in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. They should reach 140-145 degrees in the center.
  • While the pork chops are in the oven, put the 2 tbs butter in another frying pan and melt over medium heat. Add the apples and thyme to the pan and stir frequently until golden and softened. Add the raisins, the apple juice concentrate, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, mustard, salt, pepper and the juice of the 1/2 lemon. Allow everything to simmer until chops are done.
  • Serve the pork chops with the apples and raisins spooned on top.

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