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Honey-Apricot Pork Chops

Honey-Apricot Pork ChopsLooking for something when it is just the two of you? Make this dish and have plenty of time to spend together. Serve with wild rice, buttered green beans and crusty bread.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 bone-in pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
Vegetable oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 mild green chile, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup apricot nectar
1/2 cup dried apricots
5 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Brush chops with a little oil and brown 2 minutes on each side; remove chops from skillet.
  2. Stir onion, chile, and garlic into skillet. Cook and stir until onion is almost tender.
  3. Stir in apricot nectar, apricots, honey, lemon juice and pecans.
  4. Return chops to skillet. Cover tightly; cook over low heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145°F (approximately 65°C), followed by a 3-minute rest time.
  5. Serve chops with sauce.

Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories: 527 calories; Protein: 26 grams; Fat: 24 grams; Sodium: 57 milligrams; Cholesterol: 67 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 6 grams; Carbohydrates: 54 grams; Fiber: 4 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.