Posted: Jan 20, 2014 6:00 AM
 
Turn that "boring" pork chop reputation upside down with this easy dinner idea. Cook the pork chops on the stove top and coat them with a simple apricot preserve glaze. The result is perfect pork chops every time.

There's nothing simpler than a fruit glaze made with preserves and a little juice, and it can do magical things to an economical meal like pork chops. Pork chops usually get a bad rap because they are often dried out and lacking in flavor. This recipe changes all of that.

Using thin pork chops ensures a quick cooking time. Two to three minutes per side is all that is needed for a golden brown exterior and juicy meat on the inside. Brown onions and fresh ginger add a wonderful layer of flavor to the sweet apricot glaze. This is a recipe that is worthy of entertaining.

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Pork chops with apricot glaze

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice
  • 4 bone-in pork chops (1/2-inch each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the apricot preserves and apple juice. Set aside.
  2. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook the pork chops until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the pork chops to a plate.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and add additional 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add the onion and sauté until the onions are starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ginger and cook for 1 more minute.
  5. Pour in the apricot preserve mixture and simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  6. Return the pork chops to the pan and turn to coat. Serve the pork chops with the onions and sauce.

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