Need a fast & easy pork chop recipe? You will want to try this Easy Apple Raisin Smothered Pork Chops. Comfort food at its best. Made right on your stovetop in a skillet pan. Just super healthy & quick.
Easy Apple Raisin Smothered Pork Chops
Pork and apples are just made for each other. Ahhhh…… Comfort food. This Easy Apple Raisin Smothered Pork Chops recipe is a savory combination of tender sage seasoned pork chops, golden raisins, and apples – topped with a creamy flavored sauce.
This is a recipe was developed after I was placed on a low iodine diet for radioactive treatment for thyroid cancer. The diet is awful, to say the least, but I found some workaround ways that made it palatable. This is one of those recipes that helped me endure a highly restricted diet.
In fact, even after my treatment (which I went through twice – BLAH) this recipe still greets our dinner table. Sure it brings backs some memories, but it remains one of my favorite and easy ways to make pork chops.
In a word: Yum. And that pretty much sums it up.
Your idea about porks chops
I do hope that you don’t think pork chops are thinned out dry cuts of meat because they are not. A good pork chop is as delicious and juicy. Find the right cut does make the difference. I do perfect a center-cut boneless chop.
Our family purchases a whole pork tenderloin and we slice our own pork chops. We do this because oftentimes, purchasing this large amount of meat is cheaper. It is all about the savings. I can’t help being frugal-minded.
If you are buying pre-sliced chops make sure that they are 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick. If you don’t see any in at your local grocery store, you can often ask. This way you know for sure you are getting it cut the way you want.
Let’s Get Cooking
A printable list of ingredients and recipe can be found below.
Let’s start off with preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Then you want to season pork chops with salt, pepper & sage. Next, brown both sides of chops in a skillet with canola oil.
Once browned, remove from the skillet and set aside. Then add to all the delicious renderings flour, water, vinegar, and raisins.
Cook raisin sauce mixture and stir to thicken.
It Should be noted: If you taste this mixture during the cooking process it will not taste all that great. I have to be honest. Please trust me when I say the flavors of this dish will all come together. Believe me, I wouldn’t stir you wrong.
Next, arrange chops in casserole. Top with apples (peeled). Sprinkle with brown sugar and top with raisin mixture. Lastly, bake covered for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
And there you have it. Absolutely, delicious Apple Raisin Smothered Pork Chops. OH, SO GOOD!!! Now listen, try to be civilized. The temptation to eat everyone else’s pork chops might be tempting, but you’re better than that. So just keep calm and make more pork chops.
Easy Apple Raisin Smothered Pork Chops Recipe
Now doesn’t that look delicious? And yet the word YUM is the best and only way, to sum up, these Easy Apple Raisin Smothered Pork Chops.
Now it is time to get you ready with this recipe. You can print your recipe below.
- 6 Pork Chops
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 cup raisins (golden are my favorite)
- 3 tart apples cut & peeled (I use Empire)
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- salt, pepper & sage to taste
- Canola Oil
- Pre-heat over to 350 degrees.
- Season pork chops with salt, pepper & sage. Brown in a skillet with canola oil. Once browned, remove.
- Add flour, then water, vinegar, and raisins. Cook and stir to thicken.
- Arrange chops in casserole. Top with peeled & sliced apples. Sprinkle with brown sugar and top with raisin mixture.
- Bake covered for 1 hour.
I have also made this recipe on the stovetop instead of baking it. Tastes just as good and ready in 30 minutes. Cook on low simmer for 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 132mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 26gProtein: 42g
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