Virginia Apple Smothered Pork Chops
6 pork chops
3 tablespoons molasses
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons flour
1-1/2 teaspoons sage
2 cups hot water
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
3 tart apples
1/3 cup raisins
Season each chop with 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon sage. In skillet, slowly brown chops on both sides in a small amount of vegetable oil. Place chops in a shallow baking dish; reserve drippings.
Peel, core and slice apples 1/4 inch thick; arrange on chops. Pour molasses over apples and chops.
Sprinkle flour over drippings in skillet; cook until brown, stirring occasionally. Slowly add water, stirring constantly to keep smooth; bring to boil. Stir in cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and raisins.
Pour over apples and chops. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
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