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Pork Chops with Apple-Raisin Relish

Apples and pork chops are a delicious and traditional combination. The vinegar in the relish helps offset the sweetness of the raisins and sugar.

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  • Servings: 4
Pork Chops with Apple-Raisin Relish

Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003


  • 2 tart green apples, such as Granny Smith ( 3/4 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, or dried currants
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, or white-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 pork loin chops, each about 1/2 inch thick (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Make the relish: In a medium saucepan, combine the apples, sugar, raisins, vinegar, ginger, and cayenne over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, until apples are soft, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Make the pork chops: Season chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops, and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with apple-raisin relish.

Cook's Notes

Try the tart-sweet relish with other cuts of pork, such as roasts, tenderloin, or ham.


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