Fruit Pork Chops with Coca-Cola

Serves
4
Ready in
1 hr 20min

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick pork chops
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 medium lemon or orange
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups Coca-Cola
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

Directions

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Ready in
1 hr 20min
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Trim fat from chops, then brown them on each side in ungreased skillet.
  3. Lay chops in shallow baking pan. Do not overlap.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and ginger.
  5. Core unpeeled apple, cut crosswise into 4 thick slices.
  6. Cut lemon (or orange) into 4 slices; remove seeds.
  7. Lay lemon slices atop apple slices and place on each chop. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
  8. Pour Coca-Cola around chops. Cover tightly.
  9. Bake in moderate oven, 350°F for 45 minutes.
  10. For the sauce: Blend corn starch with 2 tablespoons water until smooth. Stir into meat juices. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until meat is fork-tender. Spoon sauce over fruit chops to glaze.