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Aunt Mildred's Dixie Pork Chops

Posted by Denise on October 13, 2011

aunt mildred's dixie pork chops

Aunt Mildred's Dixie Pork Chops make a very special and delicious meal.

Aunt Mildred’s Dixie Pork Chops make a great entrée for when you want to impress company or to make your family feel special. The combination of sweet apples, raisins and the tasty, slightly acidic sauce pleases everyone, including my son when he was a more finicky eater.

My Great-Aunt Mildred first introduced us to this meal in the early 1970’s. We think she got the recipe from a Southern friend. She would make special foods for my family when we would visit her and my Uncle Hans. They were such a sweet couple, long gone now. They had lived through many rough times, including the death of their only child. She died when she was nine or so years old, due to complications from the measles. In spite of everything, they were devoted to each other and felt blessed in their lives. They lived with grace and love and made everyone around them feel happy to know them. What a great way to be!

Aunt Mildred always wanted us to stay for dinner when we would visit. She always made such wonderful meals. Dixie Pork Chops were served on several occasions and we all loved them so much that Mom got the recipe from her and made them at home. I make them every once in a while for my family when we are hungry for something special and they never disappoint.

The original recipe calls for adding hot water to the flour in the pan, but every time I did that I ended up with lumpy sauce. Flour dissolves in cool water a lot more easily than it does in hot water, so do that instead. It will thicken up just as easily and as long as you stir it frequently when it is cooking, you won’t have lumps. The vinegar adds just the right amount of tang to offset the sweetness of the fruit and brown sugar.

We hope you love these as much as we do! J

 

 

 

Aunt Mildred's Dixie Pork Chops

Makes 8 servings 

dixie pork chops ingredients 

 

 

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

1            Tablespoon oil for browning pork chops

8            Pork chops, 1” thick

4            Tart apples, cored and sliced into rings, Granny Smith for example

½           Cup light brown sugar, packed

2            Tablespoons flour

½           teaspoon salt

½           Cup raisins

½           teaspoon sage

1            Cup warm water

2            Tablespoons white or cider vinegar

             

 

 

Instructions

 

1.  Pre-heat oven to 3500 F. Brown pork chops in oil in skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Place browned chops in single layer in a baking pan. Sprinkle the salt and sage over the top.

 

browning dixie pork chops

 

placing dixie pork chops in baking dish, topping with sage

 

 

 

2.    Top pork chops with apple rings. Sprinkle the brown sugar over chops and apple rings.

 

topping aunt mildred's dixie pork chops

 

aunt mildred's dixie pork chops with raisins

 

3.    Add the flour to the water and mix thoroughly so no lumps are left. Add vinegar to water mixture. Pour water/vinegar liquid carefully into fat in the skillet and stir, making sure to get all the brown bits from the pan bottom mixed in. Cook until thickened. Pour over the pork chops and apple rings. Sprinkle raisin over the top of everything.

 making sauce for dixie pork chops

 

4.    Bake the casserole on lower rack of the oven for 60 minutes or until meat is tender. Serve.

 



 

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