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Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops

 Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown
  • chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  • 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.
  • 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 equals 298 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 499 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch,

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Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.