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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

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.

Reviews Add a comment

  • Page White
    25 OCT, 2012
    anxious to try this
  • MS10751156
    3 NOV, 2011
    Cayenne pepper referred to in Directions is A PINCH - - - (from last time recipe was featured)
  • MS11398270
    3 NOV, 2011
    I would love to see the nutritional information.
  • brewbyrd
    8 JUN, 2011
    Not bad but the relish was dull. Adding salt and lime made it a lot better!
  • christinaknotts
    28 FEB, 2010
    my family loved it......i didn't put quite that much sugar in it.
  • malyna
    14 DEC, 2009
    Follow the recipe exactly and it came out delicious. I served this with a side of Israeli couscous
  • krisx2
    24 JAN, 2009
    I made this again one year later and it's still good. I cooked the pork chops in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. It was done in a little over 3 minutes per side.
  • mooncake
    19 JAN, 2009
    Made this and it's simple and delicious. My husband loved the apple relish. This is now a favorite in our home!
  • krisx2
    17 JAN, 2008
    Great tasting, and simple and easy to prepare. I give it 5 stars!