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.
Everyday Food, March/April 2003
- Prep Time 30 minutes
- Total Time 30 minutes
- Yield Serves 4
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Try the tart-sweet relish with other cuts of pork, such as roasts, tenderloin, or ham.
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