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Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops

When I want to get dinner on the table, I look for recipes that meet my EFF standards—easy, fast and frugal. These sweet and delicious Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops score on all three counts. —Jami Wells, Boise, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  • Add apple cider to the skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in the broth, jelly and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup.
  • Return chops to the skillet. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender, turning once. Add butter and stir until melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 298 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 499mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • pajamaangel
    Dec 10, 2015

    I'm only giving this a four because I had to add cornstarch to the liquid to get it to reduce. The taste is amazing though!

  • luigimon
    Nov 20, 2013

    Tasty and simple! Will make again.

  • bjsilve0
    Aug 6, 2013

    We loved them and they are quick to make.

  • drredman
    Jan 1, 2013

    These are delicious and so easy to make! Its a salty/sweetness/tangyness that is just wonderful!

  • foliophile
    Jan 7, 2012

    I'm dubious about trying this recipe; more than 1-1/4 cups liquid will reduce to 1/3 cup in less than 20 minutes?