Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
26 Mins
Total Time
9 Hours
4 servings (serving size: 1 chop and 4 fruit pieces)

How to Make It

Step 1

Place first 6 ingredients, 2 tablespoons salt, and 2 tablespoons syrup in a pan. Bring to a boil; dissolve salt. Cool. Seal pork and brine in a zip-top plastic bag. Chill 8 hours; drain.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Grill pork on a rack coated with cooking spray 3 minutes on each side or until done. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons syrup and butter; brush onto fruit. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Grill fruit, cut sides down, on rack coated with cooking spray for 3 minutes. Cut each peach and plum half in half again; serve with pork. Top with onions, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

December 08, 2014
I am only reviewing the pork and brine - my market did not have the peaches or plums this time of year. I soaked the pork for 10 hours and it was ok. Nothing spectacular here. I couldn't taste the maple influence at all. Probably stick with other recipes we like better.

cherylou's Review

July 03, 2012
This was actually much better than I was expecting. I left the pork in the brine overnight and it was very flavorful. The fruit complimented the meat very well also.

nmchilecat's Review

July 28, 2011

BeckiSue's Review

July 27, 2011
Nothing special, but edible. Couldn't detect any maple flavor. I'm going to stick with the Buttermilk-Brined Pork Chops receip from CL instead.

Jamiekay51's Review

July 26, 2011
Yummy! I marinated the meat overnight and it had great flavor. The fruit was a fabulous, sweet touch.

mrshartzell's Review

July 26, 2011
It wasn't awful, but really not our style. It was easy to prepare, but the flavor combination was a bit strange. My family ate it, but no one was really crazy about it.

Breezycookin's Review

July 23, 2011

Lihickey's Review

July 19, 2011
This was absolutely delicious! Kids loved it too