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Peach-Glazed Barbecue Pork Chops and Peaches

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 chop and 2 peach halves)
The cooking time for your peaches will vary depending on their ripeness. The glaze also works well on chicken.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped peeled peaches (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 6 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick), trimmed
  • 6 peaches, halved and pitted
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 301
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 7.6 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 26.1 g
  • carbohydrate 33.1 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 62 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 449 mg
  • calcium 34 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes. Uncover and simmer 5 minutes. Place peach mixture in a food processor; process until smooth. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, vinegar, and next 4 ingredients (vinegar through red pepper); pulse to combine. Let stand 5 minutes. Place half of peach mixture in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; reserve other half for basting. Add chops to bag; seal bag and refrigerate 30 minutes to 4 hours.

  2. Preheat grill.

  3. Remove pork from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Place pork and peach halves on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 10 minutes or until the pork is done and the peaches are tender, turning once. Baste pork and peach halves with the reserved peach mixture every 2 minutes during the first 6 minutes of cooking.