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Braised Pork Chops with Prunes and Apricots

 
Braised Pork Chops with Prunes and Apricots
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First time I've paired pork chops with dried fruit. During braising the apricots and prunes plumped up and added a nice mellow fruitiness which paired with the tender pork perfectly.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

40

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

8 each pork chops
centercut, (about 1/2 inch thick), trimmed
*
cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 large onions
sliced
5 cups chicken broth
canned lowsalt
1 ½ cups red wine
dry
*
¾ cup prunes
pitted
*
½ cup apricots
dried
*
3 tablespoons parsley leaves
chopped fresh

Directions

Season pork with salt and pepper.

Place flour in pie dish. Coat pork with flour, shaking off excess.

Heat oil in heavy large Dutch oven over high heat.

Add half of pork chops; cook until brown, about 3 minutes per side.

Transfer to paper towels; drain. Repeat with remaining pork chops.

Drain all but 2 tablespoon oil from Dutch oven.

Add sliced onions to Dutch oven and sauté until light brown, about 5 minutes.

Place pork chops over onions.

Add broth and wine. Bring to simmer.

Re- duce heat to medium-low.

Cover; cook 15 minutes. Add fruit.

Cover; simmer until pork is very tender, about 45 minutes.

(Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover, chill. Rewarm over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, before continuing.) Using slotted spoon, transfer pork to platter.

Using same spoon, arrange onions and fruit around pork.

Tent with foil. Boil cooking liquid until thickened slightly, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper. Spoon over pork. Top with parsley.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

about 2 years

First time I've pair pork chops with dried fruit. During braising the apricots and prunes plumped up and added a nice mellow fruitiness which pair with the tender pork perfectly.

+4

almost 11 years

The chops were tender and tasty! The prunes and apricots with the red wine made them delicious

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 201g (7.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 14853% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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