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Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops Recipe

Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops Recipe

When I want to get dinner on the table, I look for recipes that meet my EFF standards—easy, fast and frugal. These sweet and delicious Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops score on all three counts. —Jami Wells, Boise, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • 1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Add apple cider to the skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in the broth, jelly and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup.
  • 3. Return chops to the skillet. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender, turning once. Add butter and stir until melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 298 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 499mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, trace fiber), 28g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 4 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews for Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops

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pajamaangel
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"I'm only giving this a four because I had to add cornstarch to the liquid to get it to reduce. The taste is amazing though!"

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luigimon
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"Tasty and simple! Will make again."

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bjsilve0
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"We loved them and they are quick to make."

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drredman
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"These are delicious and so easy to make! Its a salty/sweetness/tangyness that is just wonderful!"

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foliophile
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"I'm dubious about trying this recipe; more than 1-1/4 cups liquid will reduce to 1/3 cup in less than 20 minutes?"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.