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Crispy Apricot Pork Chops  

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Submitted by: Mary Lloyd Parks
Servings: 4          Prep Time: 10 min.          Cook Time: 30 min.
Good flavor, moist chops...just sweet enough to appeal to the kids. Make sure the crumbs get browned and a little crispy.
 

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 2 slice(s) multigrain sandwich bread, red-cal
• 4 pork chops, with bone, 4 oz each
• 4 tsp apricot preserves
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1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly brush a rimmed baking sheet with a little oil; set aside.
2. Tear the bread into large pieces; place in a food processor. Pulse until large crumbs form. Drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil; pulse once or twice, just until the crumbs are moistened (you should have about 1 1/2 cups of crumbs).
3. Season the chops with salt and pepper (this will increase sodium that is stated in nutrition info); spread one side of each chop with 1 tsp jam. Dividing evenly, sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the jam, and pat them on gently.
4. Transfer the chops to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the crust is golden and the pork is opaque throughout (the meat should register 150 degrees on an instant read thermometer), 14 to 16 minutes. Broil at the end if it needs to be browned a little more. Serve immediately.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Calories 217; Fat 8g; Saturated Fat 2g; Cholesterol 78mg; Sodium 119mg; Carbohydrates 10g; Fiber 0g; Sugar 3g; Protein 26g   more info
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Note: You may need to adjust the baking time depending on the thickness of the chops.
Suggested Side:  rice and steamed broccoli
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Recipe Comments

Ashley at 5/3/2010 8:21:51 AM
I made this recipe last night and it was wonderful! I am not super skilled in the kitchen but this was one recipe I could do and I was impressed! If you don't have a food processor you can use a Magic Bullet to make the bread crumbs and I used more apricot than the recipe called for, I would highly recommend that as well.
Christine at 8/31/2010 11:51:24 AM
Could you use Panko Breadcrumbs instead??
YGS at 9/1/2010 7:08:55 PM
I love the homemade breadcrumbs but I think panko breadcrumbs would work too. Let us know how it goes if you try it :)
Amy at 9/10/2010 7:57:27 PM
I had pork chops that I was ready to cook and realized I had forgotten to marinate them. I found this easy recipe and had all the ingredients on hand. It was a total hit and my husband had no idea I threw it together last minute! Will definitely be making again.
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