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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Slow Cooking Thursday



I've got a recipe that's perfect for this time of year. Pork Chops and apples anyone?

Slow Cooker Apple and Bacon Pork Chops

6 pork chops/loin slices
1/2 C chicken broth
1 T maple syrup
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 apples
8 slices of bacon, cooked crispy and broken into pieces
1 cup croutons
1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
Hot, cooked rice


Brown pork chops on stove top until nicely browned and place them into a 5 quart Slow Cooker. Without cleaning the frying pan, add the broth to the pan. Bring broth to a boil and add in cinnamon and maple syrup.
Stir while cooking over high heat to remove all the leftover pork-chop pieces from the bottom of the pan to deglaze it.
Pour the sauce over the top of the pork chops in the slow cooker.
Peel, cut and layer the apples over the top of the pork chops.
Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours, or until pork chops reach 170 degrees.
Layer the applesauce, bacon and croutons over the pork chops.
Turn the Slow Cooker up to high, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
Serve warm over rice.

For more Slow Cooker recipes, visit Sandra at Diary of a SAHM.

*Recipe adapted from Finding Joy in my kitchen

13 comments:

Mary said...

Mari,

This is a recipe that I will definitely try. I had never thought of adding apples to pork chops done in the slow cooker. Mmm! Sounds delicious. Thanks so much for sharing.

Blessings,
Mary

Andrea said...

I am not a huge pork chop fan, but I love apples with them. Sounds yummy.
Blessings, andrea

Kathy said...

Probably going to have to make this one, for sure! Sounds "delicious!"

Lorie said...

Looks very good Mari and apples are coming in here!

Heather C said...

Aaw, mannnnnnn... can't I put the rice in the slow cooker too? :)

J/K... looks YUMMY! I think this is dinner tomorrow night! :)

~Ginger said...

Once again, savor a bite of one of my long time favorites for me...apple and pork. Oh how I miss them together!

Renee said...

This sounds delicious!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

This comes at a perfect time, because I was looking for something delicious to make for dinner and this is it! Sounds wonderful and I'll let you know just how it turns out.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Growin' with it! said...

did i see maple syrup in that? mmmm, divine!

Raise Them Up said...

I love the idea of maple syrup in it! What a great all recipe!

mjpuzzlemom said...

This screams fall...ty for sharing!

Nancy said...

I think this would be a good one for a dinner party.

SnoWhite said...

It's so nice to know you enjoyed it!