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.

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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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