Spiced Fruit and Chops


Sprinkle chops with salt and black pepper. In a large skillet cook chops in hot oil until brown, turning once. Transfer the chops to a 3 1/2 -4 qt crock pot. Sprinkle apples, onion and raisins over chops. In a bowl stir together orange juice, broth, jalapeno pepper, garlic, gingerroot and apple pie spice. Pour over all.

Cover. Cook on low heat setting 6-8 hours or high heat setting for 3-4 hours. Transfer chops and fruit to a platter; keep warm. For sauce, measure juices; skim fat and add chicken broth if necessary to make 1 c liquid. Place in a saucepan. Combine 1/4 c water and cornstarch; stir into juices in pan. Cook and stir until thickened. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Serve with orange-almond couscous.

Servings: 4
Time to Prepare: 1/2 hour plus cooking time

Submitted By: Betsy
Original Source: New Tastes from Your Crock Pot

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