Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
26 Mins
Total Time
9 Hours
Yield
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

cherylou
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

Lihickey
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

mrshartzell
July 28, 2011
N/A

BeckiSue's Review

nmchilecat
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

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

mrshartzell's Review

Jamiekay51
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

Breezycookin
July 23, 2011
N/A

Lihickey's Review

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