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Pork Chops with Apricot Sauce

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 16 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chop, 2 apricot halves, and about 2 tablespoons sauce)
With only a can of apricots and a couple of spices, you can transform ordinary pork chops into a sweet and saucy entrée.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can apricot halves in extra-light syrup

Nutrition Information

  • calories 231
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • protein 24 g
  • carbohydrate 13.5 g
  • cholesterol 67 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 341 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 35 %
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients, and sprinkle over both sides of pork chops.

  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove pork from pan; set aside, and keep warm.

  3. Drain apricots, reserving syrup. Add 6 tablespoons syrup to pan; cook over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining 1/2 cup syrup and apricots; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve sauce over pork.

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