Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Easy Dried Fruit Sauce

Serves: 6

I’m a big believer in slow cooker recipes that use real food ingredients and that require minimal prep. I didn't have dried apples, so I peeled cored, and thinly sliced 1 real apple instead.

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1 medium onion
1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1/2 cup cranberries, dried
1 cup apple, dried
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vinegar, cider
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
6 pork chops, boneless
3 teaspoons thyme, fresh


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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