Apple-Smothered Pork Chops

  • Yield: 6 servings


6-- pork loin chops
2teaspoons salt, divided
1 1/2teaspoons rubbed sage
-- Vegetable oil
3-- tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
3tablespoons molasses
3tablespoons all-purpose flour
2cups hot water
1tablespoon vinegar
1/3cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Season each chop with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon sage.  In a skillet, slowly brown chops on both sides in a small amount of oil.  Place chops in a baking dish, reserving drippings in skillet.  Arrange apple slices on chops.  Pour molasses over apples.  Sprinkle flour over drippings in skillet.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until brown.  Slowly add water and stir until smooth.  Bring to a boil.  Stir in vinegar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and raisins.  Cover and bake 1 hour.

Recipe reprinted with permission from St. Andrew’s School’sFirst Come First Served, In Savannah (St. Andrew’s School, Savannah, Georgia, 2001).