Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops Recipe

Another great recipe we love!

Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops Recipe

 

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook pork chops in 1 tablespoon butter for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Remove chops and keep warm. Add the apples, pecans, brown sugar mixture and remaining butter to the pan; cook and stir until apples are tender. Serve with chops. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.
Nutrition Facts: 1 pork chop with 2/3 cup apples equals 316 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.
Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops published in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p49

 


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