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Apple-Cherry Pork Chops Recipe

Apple-Cherry Pork Chops Recipe

You'll never want pork chops any other way once you try this recipe from field editor Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina. Doris seasons the juicy chops with a fragrant herb rub and serves them with a scrumptious apple and cherry sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2/3 cup apple juice
  • 1 small red apple, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dried cherries or cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Directions

  • 1. Sprinkle pork chops with thyme and salt. In a large skillet, cook pork in oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Remove and let meat stand for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, combine the apple juice, apple, cherries and onion. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into skillet. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon over pork chops. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 350 calories, 15 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 191 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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