Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Brown chops well on all sides.
Add apples. Pour sauce over chops, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove chops to a serving plate, cover and keep warm.
Raise heat to medium and reduce sauce to half the original volume (takes about 10 minutes). Turn apples once or twice during this time.
Pour sauce and apples over chops. Serve immediately.
Slow Cooker Directions:
Mix sauce and brown chops as in stovetop directions.
Place chops in a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Pour sauce over chops and cook on low 3 hours, on high 1 1/2 hours.
Add apples to slow cooker and cook on low 3-4 more hours, on high 1 1/2-2 hours.
Sauce may be reduced on stovetop if a more syrupy sauce is desired.