Sunday, November 6, 2011

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

Tonight's dinner was brought to us by Pillsbury.

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apple Chutney

4 center-cut bone-in pork loin chops, 1 inch thick (about 2 lb) trimmed of fat
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ ground red pepper (cayenne)
¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries
2 medium baking apples, peeled, chopped (2 cups)

  • Spray 3 to 4 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper; place in cooker.
  • In small bowl, mix brown sugar, vinegar, ginger, cinnamon, red pepper and cranberries. Spoon over pork in cooker; top with apples.
  • Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes.

With my first bite, I thought, "Oh my gosh, this tastes like dessert." Tom thought it was wonderful, too. He wants to same the apple chutney to serve over ice cream. I think not because of the pork influence, but it was quite a compliment coming from him.

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