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Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Easy Dried Fruit Sauce

Written by COA Nutrition Team On September 4, 2020

This sweet and savory Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Easy Dried Fruit recipe combines dried fruit in a sweet, tart sauce that’s just perfect with hearty chops. And with only a few minutes of prep and minimal chopping, this warm and nourishing dinner can be prepared in just a few minutes!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • ½ cup cranberries, dried
  • 1 cup apples, dried
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, cider
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 each pork chop, boneless
  • 3 teaspoon thyme, fresh

DIRECTIONS

  1. Stir the onion, applesauce, cranberries, apple rings, honey, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon salt together in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle the pork chops on both sides with the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt, then nestle them into the slow cooker on top of the onion and dried fruit mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on high until the pork is very tender, about 6-8 hours on low or 3-5 hours on high. The total amount of time will vary depending on the thickness of your pork chops.
  4. When tender and cooked through, remove the pork chops from the slow cooker to a platter and skim or remove the fat from the surface of the sauce. Taste the sauce and stir in additional salt, pepper or apple cider vinegar to taste.
  5. Serve the pork chops warm with the sauce on top or on the side and sprinkled with fresh thyme.

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Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

Build time-saving habits

There are plenty of little habits you can build while cooking that will make you more efficient. For example, rinse prep dishes as you go to make washing them easier or move them into the dishwasher as you’re working. You can also create a scrap bag or bowl where you discard skins, odd bits, or anything else you might throw away while cooking – this way you don’t have to lose your flow walking over to the trash can. A huge time-saver: prep bowls. Measure out your ingredients beforehand and set them out in prep bowls. That way, once it’s time to use them, you can just grab the bowl and pour.

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