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Pork and Apple Hot Pot

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“this is a wonderful fall dish which makes your kitchen smell divine. very easy to throw together, and sure to please.”

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  1. 1.
  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil and add onions.
  4. Sauté until soft, about 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a bowl.
  6. Add bacon to pan and sauté until fat is rendered and bacon begins to brown, about 3 minutes.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon, leaving behind as much fat as possible.
  8. Add bacon to onions and set aside.
  9. In a freezer bag, mix together flour and pumpkin pie spice.
  10. Add 3 chops, seal and shake until chops are coated.
  11. Shake off excess flour and place chops on a plate.
  12. Flour remaining 3 chops and add to plate; reserve spiced flour.
  13. Return skillet to medium heat.
  14. Add chops 3 at a time, searing on both sides then transferring to a plate; reserve oily skillet.
  15. Peel, core and cut the apples in two.
  16. Slice each half into thin wedges.
  17. In an ovenproof pot (preferably glazed ceramic) 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep, layer ingredients compactly as follows: a layer of onions and bacon, 3 chops, a layer of apple slices, some more onions and bacon, the final 3 chops, a layer of apple slices, remaining onions and bacon, and a final layer of apples.
  18. Add spiced flour to oily skillet.
  19. If pan is dry, add a small amount of oil.
  20. Place pan over medium-low heat and whisk flour into oil to make a smooth paste.
  21. Slowly add apple cider, whisking until smooth.
  22. Bring mixture to a boil, then pour into pot, letting it filter slowly to bottom.
  23. Cover pot with a lid or waxed paper and foil.
  24. Place on a baking sheet.
  25. Bake until chops are tender and apples are very soft, about 3 hours.
  26. Serve hot.

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