Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Day 25

This recipe came straight off of  I am not much of a pork chop fan, and I never really understood the whole ''pork chops and applesauce'' thing, but I am definitely a fan of this meal.  The chops and appples were so tender, you could cut them with your fork.  The cranberries added a hint of tang, and the cayenne and cinnamon added just a hint of heat in the back of your throat.  It was by far the best meal we've had this month!  And to make it even better, it was done in the slow cooker!  We are planning on repeating this as one of our holiday meals.

Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Apple Chutney 
4 center-cut bone-in pork loin chops, 1 inch thick (about 2 lb)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
1/4 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 and place in slow cooker.  
In small bowl, mix brown sugar, vinegar, ginger, cinnamon, red pepper and cranberries. 
Spoon over pork in cooker and top with apples.  
Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes.
 We served ours with a dollop of mashed potatoes, but you could have yours with roasted root veggies, sweet potatoes or a corn dish.  Enjoy!

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