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Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

When I want to get dinner on the table, I look for recipes that meet my EFF standards—easy, fast and frugal. These sweet and delicious Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops score on all three counts. —Jami Wells, Boise, Idaho
Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add apple cider to the skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in the broth, jelly and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup.
  3. Return chops to the skillet. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender, turning once. Add butter and stir until melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 298 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 499mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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