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Cranberry-Maple Pork Chops

 Cranberry-Maple Pork Chops
These tender, juicy pork chops with their sweet sauce and hint of maple syrup are company-special, but quick and easy enough for weeknights. Serve with rice or roasted potato wedges. —Heather Bates, Athens, Maine
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup grape jelly
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

Directions

  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown
  • chops in butter. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, combine the cranberry sauce, jelly, ketchup and
  • soy sauce; cook and stir until blended. Return chops to the pan;
  • drizzle with syrup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer
  • for 15-20 minutes or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop with 1/3 cup sauce equals 415 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 495 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.