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Pork Chops with Apricot Glaze Recipe

Pork Chops with Apricot Glaze Recipe

This quick recipe is fantastic! The seasonings add just the right amount of flavor, and the apricot preserves offer a touch of sweetness. The glaze is also tasty on grilled chicken. —Kathy Harding, Richmond, MO
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped unsalted peanuts

Directions

  • 1. Mix ginger, salt, garlic powder and pepper; rub onto both sides of chops. In a small saucepan, combine preserves, hoisin sauce and pepper flakes; cook and stir over medium heat until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup for brushing chops after grilling.
  • 2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting frequently with remaining sauce during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Brush chops with reserved sauce; sprinkle with green onions and peanuts. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop: 399 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 549mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein

Reviews for Pork Chops with Apricot Glaze

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"My husband loved this dish, and he is a very picky eater. Pantry ingredients make this a great weeknight dinner."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"Excellent flavor but NOT low calorie. I agree with my fellow reviewer."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Loved this recipe! I thought it was fairly high calorie for something considered "light," so I just made it a 4oz serving of pork rather than 6oz. Absolutely delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"These chops were very tasty, and my 2 year old son gobbled them up. He even asked for the sauce on his green beans (and it was quite good on them!)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"It was very good. Next time I will reduce the amount of salt since the hoisin sauce has a fair amount of salt included."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.