In our neck of the woods it has turned from summer to fall in a big way. While I haven’t wanted to turn on the furnace just yet, my mind has turned to autumn meals and recipes using apples. As the temperatures drop and the after-school activities of my children increase I look to my crockpot for help. These pork chops have only a little prep and make the house smell wonderful while they cook. Double this recipe and freeze half according to the instructions below for another make ahead meal while you cook the other one for dinner tonight!
7-8 medium to large apples, peeled and sliced into 1/4-in slices (I use Gala, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, or any other apple which will mostly hold it’s shape while cooking, not turn to mush)
1/4 – 1/2 c sugar (I stay closer to the lower end on the sugar since the apples provide sweetness too)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 1/2 – 2 lbs boneless pork chops
Combine the peeled and sliced apples, sugar, spices, and flour in a large zip top bag. Seal and gently shake to cover the apples in the sugar-spice mix. Place the pork chops in the bottom of the slow cooker bowl and cover with the apple mixture. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high approximately 4 hours.
To freeze for another meal: place apple mixture in one freezer bag and the raw pork chops in a separate freezer bag. Store flat in the freezer until frozen solid. Thaw both bags in the refrigerator overnight before putting in the crockpot to cook.
Source: Once A Month Meals