Spiced Pork and Apples
inches thin-cut boneless pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick; 1-1/4 pounds total)
cup peanut oil or vegetable oil
cup honey or packed brown sugar
cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
tablespoons rice wine or sherry
teaspoon toasted sesame oil
teaspoon five-spice powder
2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
large baking apples (such as Cortland, Pippin, Rome Beauty, or Winesap), cored and cut into thick slices
teaspoon ground cinnamon or five-spice powder
green onions, diagonally sliced into 2-inch pieces
- Place pork chops in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish; set aside. For marinade, in a small bowl combine peanut oil, honey, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, five-spice powder, and ginger. Pour marinade over pork chops. Seal bag; turn to coat chops. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 12 hours, turning occasionally.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Drain chops, reserving 1/4 cup marinade. Arrange chops in an ungreased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Arrange apples around chops. Drizzle apples with the reserved 1/4 cup marinade. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon.
- Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add green onions. Bake, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes more or until chops are cooked through (160 degrees F) and apples are tender. Arrange chops and apples on a serving platter. Drizzle apples with honey.
Nutrition Facts(Spiced Pork and Apples)
- Per serving:
- 539 kcal cal.,
- 28 g fat
- (7 g sat. fat,
- 98 mg chol.,
- 473 mg sodium,
- 42 g carb.,
- 3 g fiber,
- 31 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet