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Pork Chops with Chipotle Cherry Glaze

 Pork Chops with Chipotle Cherry Glaze
This delicious combination of pork and spicy cherry sauce is so quick and easy. Canned cherries work well, too. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup pitted dark sweet cherries, halved
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over
  • pork chops. In a large skillet, cook chops, uncovered, in oil over
  • medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat juices run
  • clear. Remove to a serving platter and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, combine the sweet cherries, orange juice, dried
  • cherries, vinegar, chipotle peppers, marmalade and garlic. Cook and
  • stir for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over chops;

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Pork Chops with Chipotle Cherry Glaze (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sprinkle with almonds and green onion. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop with 1/4 cup sauce equals 318 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.