Cranberry-Apple Pork Chops Recipe
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Cranberry-Apple Pork Chops Recipe

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These colorful, sweet-tart chops deliver seasonal flavors in each bite! —Katie Shireman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cranberry juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3/4 cup sauce equals 254 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. Mix cinnamon, nutmeg and pie spice; rub over chops. Place pork in a large resealable plastic bag; add 1/2 cup each apple and cranberry juices. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain chops, discarding marinade. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium heat; brown chops on both sides.
  3. Add apple, cranberries, salt and remaining juices; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 7-10 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145° and apple is tender, turning once. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Apple Pork Chops in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p62

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3/4 cup sauce equals 254 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"My husband and I thought this recipe had good flavor and is healthy too."

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I doubled this recipe for my family of four, but we couldn't even finish the meal. The cranberries were so tart my mouth puckered up, and the cinnamon/nutmeg/pie spice rub made the chops taste even more bitter. Not a keeper."

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