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Pork and Fruit Kabobs

 Pork and Fruit Kabobs
"The original version of this recipe called for beef. But I use pork for a change of pace," shares Karen Salyer from Campobello, South Carolina. A delightful honey-sweetened marinade brings out the best in her healthy selection of vegetables and lean tenderloin cubes.
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min. + marinating


  • 3/4 cup apricot nectar
  • 6 tablespoons dry white wine or lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 16 dried apricots, halved


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup
  • marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork. Seal bag and
  • turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Meanwhile, place sweet potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water.
  • Cover and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes;
  • drain well. Pour remaining marinade into another resealable plastic
  • bag. Add potatoes and zucchini. Seal bag and turn to coat;
  • refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain pork and discard marinade. Drain vegetables, reserving marinade
  • for basting. On eight metal or soaked wood skewers, alternately
  • thread pork, potatoes, zucchini and apricots.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and

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Directions (continued)

  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat or
  • broil 4 in. from the heat for 3 minutes, turning and basting with
  • reserved marinade. Grill or broil 4-5 minutes longer or until meat
  • run clear, turning and basting frequently with reserved marinade.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: Two kabobs equal 354 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fruit.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.