Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes for Two

Pork slow cooks to superb tenderness with apricots and apples.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 6 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 2

Ingredients

2
tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1
medium (12-oz.) dark-orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2
onion slices
2
(1-inch-thick) boneless pork loin chops (about 1 1/4 lb.)
6
dried apricots
1
small apple, peeled, sliced
Salt
3
tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
1/2
teaspoon grated gingerroot
  • 1 In 3 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine 1 tablespoon of the margarine, sweet potato and onion; mix to coat potato well. Cut slit horizontally in each pork chop, cutting to within 1/2 inch of opposite edge to form pocket.
  • 2 Insert 3 apricots and several apple slices into each chop. (If necessary, cut apples slices in half.) Sprinkle chops with salt. Add any remaining apple slices to sweet potato mixture.
  • 3 Heat remaining tablespoon margarine in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned, turning once. Place chops over potato mixture in slow cooker. In same skillet, combine syrup and gingerroot; mix with pan drippings. Drizzle mixture over chops and potatoes.
  • 4 Cover; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/2 of Recipe
    Calories
    890
    (
    Calories from Fat
    300),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    33g
    33%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    170mg
    170%;
    Sodium
    580mg
    580%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    82g
    82%
    (Dietary Fiber
    8g
    8%
      Sugars
    34g
    34%
    ),
    Protein
    65g
    65%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    720%;
    Vitamin C
    50%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 2 1/2 Fruit; 8 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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