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Pennsylvania Dutch Pork Chops

Recipes of Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, like this one, are popular in our area. We like to serve these sweet-and-sour pork chops with dumplings or spaetzle, red cabbage coleslaw and applesauce, with Dutch apple pie for dessert. —Joyce E. Brotzman, McVeytown, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat; brown pork chops on both sides. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • Combine pineapple juice, ketchup, vinegar, honey, mustard and salt; add to drippings. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Pour over chops.
  • Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 15-20 minutes. Let chops stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water; stir in pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Serve with pork chops.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 151 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 387mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Romeister
    May 29, 2014

    A true taste of Lancaster County PA. I really don't think you need to thicken the sauce with the cornstarch/water mixture. The sauce thickened enough in the oven!

  • sjmdam
    Oct 2, 2013

    I did not make with the ingredients listed when I opened the fridge my hubby drank the last of the piineapple juice so i used orange juice. I was also out of white vinegar so I used apple cider vinegar they came out so moist with great raves from the family.

  • daisey5
    Feb 3, 2010

    I used boneless pork loin chops and it only needed 45 minutes cooking time total.

  • blueciel
    Sep 9, 2009

    No comment left

  • kimdennison
    Mar 30, 2009

    I'ma make this for my family it looks good so I hope they will like it! :}~ SMILE!

  • john
    Mar 18, 2009

    Very good! This recipe was delicious!