Wednesday, March 16, 2011

DIRTY PEARS & COLA PORK CHOPS

DIRTY PEARS OR APPLES:

2 Cups ground cinnamon
1/2 Cup ground nutmeg or cloves
2 Cups applesauce
Whole cloves
Small thin twigs
Mix spices and apple sauce well. It will form a stiff dough. Add more spices if needed to make firm...Shape dough into pear or apple shapes. For pears just add a stem; for apples add clove on the bottom and a short stem..Let air dry on cookie pans/sheets that are covered with foil then wax paper...The foil keeps the bottoms from turning black...until hard (up to 5 days)or bake on waxed paper lined cookie pan/sheet at 150%....Allow to cook overnight...I prefer the air drying...Note during the drying process dough may start to show small cracks. This is normal..
To wax dip the dirty pears/apples you melt beeswax adding essential cinnamon oil and spices....stir well when melted, then dip the fruit using a slotted metal spoon (pick one up at thrift shop or garage sale)...Allow to dry on the wax paper and dust with more spices...Remember to be careful melting the wax...never do it over direct heat....Make your self a melting pot....Take an old large can, put it in a pot with water and simmer till the wax melts....Use a large can that tomatoes come in or a pound coffee can....

COLA PORK CHOPS:

This is a tried and true recipe for pork chops, but it works great using chicken too. With chicken, cooking time is more like 40 minutes for thick breasts."
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup ketchup
1 cup cola-flavored carbonated beverage
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt and pepper to tast
8 pork chops
DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix together the ketchup, cola and brown sugar.
Place pork chops into a baking pan and pour cola mixture over, coating well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake for about one hour depending on the thickness of the pork chop.


10 comments:

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I love the pears and the pork
chops sound yummy! Thanks for
sharing...I hope you are having a great week.

Bear Hugs~Karen

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Love these pears... I might have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing
Sabrina

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

Your pears look so great! Thank you for sharing these!

jderouin55 said...

I've made pork chops like those verry good

Roundabout Primitives said...

Those pears are fabulous! I bet they smell delightful too!!

Andrea

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Thanks for sharing the pears and apples instructions. I'm going to give these a try when I get some extra time.
Prim Blessings!
Robin

rachel said...

Those pork chops sound really good! And your pears are very prim-tastic! Thanks for sharing!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Sue, thanks so much for sharing the prim pears/apples recipe, I've admired these but never knew how to make them. And the cola pork chops are just an added bonus! Deb

Catherine said...

Your pears look fantastic! You are very clever and talented. I learn something with every visit.

Domestic Goddess said...

Those pears are so neat and easy to make too! They would make great gifts for my prim friends.