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5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Easy Dried Fruit Sauce

This sweet and savory Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Easy Dried Fruit recipe combines dried fruit in a sweet, tart sauce that’s just perfect with hearty chops. And with only a few minutes of prep and minimal chopping, this warm and nourishing dinner can be prepared in just a few minutes!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, dried fruit sauce, gluten-free, pork chops, slow cooker
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 583kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup cranberries, dried
  • 1 cup apples, dried
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, cider
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 each pork chop, boneless
  • 3 teaspoon thyme, fresh

Instructions

  • Stir the onion, applesauce, cranberries, apple rings, honey, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon salt together in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle the pork chops on both sides with the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt, then nestle them into the slow cooker on top of the onion and dried fruit mixture.
  • Cover and cook on high until the pork is very tender, about 6-8 hours on low or 3-5 hours on high. The total amount of time will vary depending on the thickness of your pork chops.
  • When tender and cooked through, remove the pork chops from the slow cooker to a platter and skim or remove the fat from the surface of the sauce. Taste the sauce and stir in additional salt, pepper or apple cider vinegar to taste.
  • Serve the pork chops warm with the sauce on top or on the side and sprinkled with fresh thyme.

Nutrition

Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 1034mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g