Slow Cooker Pork Chops With Apples

Pork chops
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  • Total: 4 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
607 Calories
28g Fat
45g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories 607
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Protein 44g
Calcium 93mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pork chops and apples complement each other nicely, and this crock pot version adds raisins and a tangy brown sugar sauce to the mixture. Also, it's a very easy recipe with only 6 ingredients plus salt.

Apples and raisins bring out the flavor of the pork chops in this slow cooker recipe but feel free to replace the raisins with dried cranberries. Enjoy this pork dish with potatoes or rice for an excellent family dinner.

Ingredients

  • 6 pork chops (about 1-inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 6 tart apples (such as Granny Smith; cored and thickly sliced)
  • Optional: 1/4 cup currants (or raisins)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Trim the pork chops and discard any excess fat.

  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops to the skillet and sear, turning to brown both sides.

  4. Sprinkle the pork chops with salt and place them in the slow cooker.

  5. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over the pork chops.

  6. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, or on high for about 3 to 4 hours.

  7. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Liquids can become watery over the long cooking time in a slow cooker. To reduce the liquids to use as a sauce, strain them into a saucepan. Bring the liquids to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the liquids are reduced and the flavors are concentrated.

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the currants or raisins with dried cranberries.