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Baked Pineapple-Pork Kabobs

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

These tasty kabobs are baked instead of grilled, so you can enjoy them even when the weather doesn't cooperate.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless pork loin roast, cubed
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 18 medium fresh mushrooms
  • 18 fresh sweet cherries, pitted
  • 18 pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  1. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with foil and grease the foil. On six metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the pork, green pepper, onion, mushrooms, cherries and pineapple. Place in prepared pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the preserves, brown sugar, butter, pineapple juice and cloves. Spoon half of the sauce over kabobs.
  3. Bake at 375° for 20-30 minutes or until meat is tender, turning halfway. Baste occasionally with remaining sauce during the last 10 minutes of baking. Let stand 5 minutes before serving; serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 kabob (calculated without rice): 417 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.

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