Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Easy Dried Fruit Sauce
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.
|1 cup||applesauce, unsweetened|
|1/2 cup||cranberries, dried|
|1 cup||apple, dried|
|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.