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Over the weekend I made a recipe I found in my Grandma Hale's old recipe box. It's written out on a 3x5 recipe card in her handwriting, and there's a note she added before the recipe: "Don't shy away from this recipe, absolutely delicious! Can be prepared in advance just as well as not."
Grandma's last note, "Don't plan on serving six people with this recipe. It is too good--people will want more than a second helping."
Company Fare Pork Chops
6 thick pork chops
12 small white onions
5 tart apples, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup raisins, parboiled until plump
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup beef consomme Nutmeg, clove, bay leaf, parsley (no notation of how much, I just sprinkled some over the top)
Brown pork chops on both sides and then place in a small roaster or a deep casserole.
Arrange onions and apples over them, and then add raisins and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Add consomme (not diluted), salt, pepper, and then sprinkle the other spices over the entire thing. Cover tightly and cook at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours.
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