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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 Note

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


Reviews (9)

  • Page White 25 Oct, 2012

    anxious to try this

  • KT556 3 Nov, 2011

    Cayenne pepper referred to in Directions is A PINCH - - -

    (from last time recipe was featured)

  • grandmacummings 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!

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