Monday, September 1, 2014

Pork Chops with Dried Fruit and Onions Crockpot Recipe

Pork Chops with Dried Fruit and Onions Crockpot Recipe

Ingredients needed:

* 6 Bone-in end-cut pork chops (about 2 1/2 lbs.)
* 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
* 2 onions, diced
* 2 cloves of minced garlic
* 1/4 teaspoon of dried sage
* 3/4 cup of quartered pitted dried plums
* 3/4 cup of chopped mixed dried fruit
* 3 cups of unsweetened unfiltered apple juice
* 1 bay leaf

Preparation steps:

* Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sear pork on both sides to brown, cooking in batches, if necessary. Transfer to crockpot.
* Add onions to hot skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until softened. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Sprinkle sage over mixture. Add dried plums, mixed fruit and apple juice. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes, scraping bottom and sides of pan to release browned bits. Ladle mixture over pork chops.
* Add bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until pork chops are tender. Remove bay leaf. Add salt and pepper, if desired. To
* To serve, spoon fruit and cooking liquid over pork chops.

(Serves 6)

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