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Apple-Leek Pork Chops

 Apple-Leek Pork Chops
"The sweet and savory combination of apples and leeks goes so well with these golden pork chops," says Elaine Williams of Sebastopol, California. "This dish is nice served with rice."
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 medium tart green apple, sliced
  • 1 medium leek (white portion only), sliced
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups hot cooked long grain and wild rice mix


  • In a nonstick skillet, brown pork chops in oil for 3-4 minutes. Turn
  • chops; add apple and leek. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the apple
  • juice, orange peel, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to
  • skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 pork chop and 1 cup sauce with 1 cup rice) equals 508 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 1,282 mg sodium,

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Apple-Leek Pork Chops (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 74 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer