By Dianne Gregg
  • 4 boneless sirloin pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • To taste, salt and black pepper
  • 2 apples peeled and cored, diced
  • ¼ cup apple cider, or apple juice
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • ½ cup whole cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cooking time: 20 mins Serving: 4 people

1. Preheat the oven at 375°F.
2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with olive oil or coat with unsalted butter. Sprinkle both sides of chops with pepper, heat over high heat. Brown chops on each side for 4 minutes.
3. In a large sauce pot, add one tablespoon olive oil, garlic and sauté until fragrant about 1 minute.
4. Add the cranberry juice and reduce by half, about ten minutes. Add the apples and reduce by half again, then add apple cider/apple juice. Cover tightly; cook over low heat for about 8 minutes or until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145˚F. Let rest for 3 minutes
5. In a small bowl, combine cranberry sauce, honey, orange juice, ginger and nutmeg.
Pour over chops. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until heated through.

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