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Fruited Pork Chops

  • Servings: 6
  • Course: Main Dish

Pork chops cook low and slow in this recipe with dried fruit, red or yellow sweet peppers, and barbecue sauce. The barbecue sauce you choose will have an influence on the flavor of this main dish, such as smoky barbecue sauce, a spicy choice or even a sweet version. The slow cooker liner can save you time, too. The slow cooker liner eliminates cleanup for sticky foods like those slathered in barbecue sauce. After the meal, remove the empty slow cooker liner from the cooled slow cooker bowl and toss. No end-of-meal scrubbing required here.

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  • 6 boneless pork loin chops, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 2 7-ounce packages mixed dried fruit
  • 1 medium head red and/or yellow sweet pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)
  • Disposable slow cooker liner


Step 1

Trim fat from pork chops. Place the disposable slow cooker liner inside a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker bowl. Fit liner snugly against the bottom and sides; pull top of liner over rim of bowl. Place chops in slow cooker. Sprinkle with thyme. Add dried fruit and sweet pepper to slow cooker. Pour barbecue sauce over all in cooker.

Step 2

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 4-1/2 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

Step 3

Transfer chops to a serving platter. Skim fat from sauce. Spoon some of the sauce over chops; pass remaining sauce. If desired, garnish with fresh thyme sprigs. Cool slow cooker completely; remove liner and discard. Makes 6 servings.

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