Happy Friday to all of you! It’s a rainy day here in Ohio and perfect to get some cleaning and baking done in preparation for my son’s After-Homecoming bonfire tomorrow. It’s suppose to clear out tonight and be partly sunny with temps in the mid to upper 50’s over the weekend. BUT, Monday night they’re calling for more rain mixed with SNOW and temps in the 40’s!! Brrr!! Too early for that!!!
Since this is apple season, I have a couple more apple recipes to share with you.
This first recipe is absolutely delicious! The ingredients seem strange, but they are a perfect blend of sweet and salty with the apples and soy sauce. I hope you give them a try. I modified the baking directions – the original recipe calls for the pork chops to be browned in a skillet then baked in an oven for 45 minutes. To me, pork chops tend to be a little tough, so I slow cook them to make them very tender. You don’t even need to use a knife to cut them, just a fork! Now THAT’S tender!!! lol
No Fuss Pork Chops
1 c. applesauce (I make my own)
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. onion powder
6 pork chops (I use the sirloin chops - no bones)
2 c. apple juice or water
Combine the applesauce, soy sauce and onion powder.
Pour about 2 cups of apple juice or water into the bottom of a broiler pan. (I like to use apple juice to enhance more of the apple flavor.)
Place your pork chops on top of the broiler pan and spoon the applesauce mixture evenly over the pork chops.
Wrap the pan tightly with foil and bake in a 300 degree oven for 2 1/2 hours.
Here is a picture of the before. The after-pic was too blurry to post and the chops were eaten before I realized the picture was bad! LOL
This next recipe has been handed down the generations on my mom’s side of the family. It’s really good with cinnamon ice cream (when you can find it!), but vanilla works good, too!!
English Apple Pie
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 T. water
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
6 c. apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 c. sugar
1 unbaked pie crust (I use Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts)
In a medium bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy. Stir in flour, 1 tsp. cinnamon and water until smooth and thick. Stir in nuts.
Mix sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon together and sprinkle over the apples, then toss.
Prepare your crust in a 9” pie plate. Add the apples, then evenly spread the topping mixture over the apples, keeping away from the edges about and inch(it’ll spread during baking).
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.
I hope the weather turns nice for everyone to enjoy their weekend!!
I should be back in a couple of days with some completed projects to share with you!
Until Next Time . . . .Kris