An out-of-this-world and moist slow cooker apple-cranberry pork chop recipe!
I haven’t ever been a huge fan of pork chops because they were always so dry. Once I started to really experiment in the kitchen is when I started to fall in love with them! Not once have I had a dry one, yet. Pork chops are so flavorful when cooked the proper way – keeping all of the juices inside.
Continue to read on to find out my secret to the moistest pork chops you have ever tasted.
I know it isn’t quite cranberry season with the big holidays over, but these pork chops would be a huge hit for a homemade option for Valentine’s Day. The red from the cranberries is the perfect color for the big love day.
Do you usually go out to dinner or make a delicious homemade dinner together? We have always made dinner together, it can be fun. We love it.
You should still be able to find fresh cranberries in the store now, but you can’t, you can always use dried cranberries. Either way is great.
In order to keep the moisture in your pork chops, you will want to sear each side with a little bit of oil or butter in a pan. After that, I always add my pork chops into my slow cooker and cook them long and slow. The searing adds a layer so none of the liquid can leave the pork chops.
- 4 medium-sized thick-cut boneless pork chops
- 1 tablespoon oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- ½ cup water
- 2 medium red apples, skin removed and diced into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- In a large skillet, add the oil and heat the skill over medium-heat. Add salt and pepper to one side of the pork chop and place down into the skillet. Salt and pepper the side-up pork chop. Cook on each side for 3 minutes.
- Remove the pork chops from the skillet and place into a slow cooker, cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
- Before the pork chops have finished cooking in the slow cooker, prepare your apple-cranberry mixture by adding the cranberries, diced apples, and pure maple syrup to a medium-sized pot. Simmer over low-to-medium heat until the cranberries have wilted and are cooked, the apples should be soft and tender for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve the pork chop and top with the apple-cranberry mixture.