Glazed Pork Chops

January 30th, 2010

I have flown into the eye of the storm. Yesterday I flew to North Carolina ahead of a strong storm front to help take care of my Granddaughter for the weekend. So far we have 6 inches of snow and it is now sleeting with no end in sight until late tonight. My DIL Kristen was supposed to be in Atlanta for a meeting but had to cancel because of the weather, so we are all hunkered down in the house watching DVD’s and waiting for a chance to go out and build a snowman. The airport is closed and I am wondering if I will be able to make my flight home on Monday.

Before I left I made these glazed pork chops as one of our Weight Watcher’s meals. For some reason it does not seem like a diet. The sweet potato fries were good too. They are Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries found in the frozen foods section of the store. The glaze on the pork chops makes them both sweet and savory. If this is not enough for you go over to My Year on the Grill for some delicious praline pecans for dessert. Dave is tempting me with decadent food.


1/2 cup apricot jam
2 Tbls coarse grained mustard
1 Tbls soy sauce
2 Tbls lime juice
1 garlic clove minced
Pinch cayenne
4 5 oz. Boneless Pork Chops
1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp canola oil

Combine jam, mustard, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, and cayenne in a small bowl.

Sprinkle the pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes per side; transfer to a platter and keep warm. Add the jam mixture to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the chops.

4 Servings. 6 Points

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11 responses to “Glazed Pork Chops”

  1. Susan says:

    Lovely pork chops. Be careful coming home. At least you are homebound with good company.

  2. This looks delicious, Penny. I love to mix marmalade or honey with soy sauce for a nice glaze. I love all the additional ingredients here and have to try your recipe.

    Good luck with your flight home. The South has really been hit hard from what I hear. In the meantime, enjoy the winter wonderland!! 🙂


  3. Wow, Penny this is awesome. I like the grainy mustard & apricot combination. I am definitely copying this for later.

    Enjoy your granddaughter and I hope you don’t lost power, now that sleet has become part of the mix.

  4. Too funny… Remember, moderation…

    Sweet Tater fries were one of our staples when we were WW. Now i have a taste for them again… And there are worse places to be than with the grandbabies

  5. Katy ~ says:

    Penny, you are inspiring me with these WW friendly recipes. This one looks particularly good.

    That Dave. What a rascal.

  6. Mmm, I am loving that glistening glaze!

  7. Kathleen says:

    This sounds de-lish. I could use some figure friendly food right about now!

  8. This definitely doesn’t sound like diet food. Hope the weather improves and you can return to Florida soon.

  9. Robin Sue says:

    Yes to apricot jelly and mustard, adds such great flavor, I will be posting a chicken recipe that is alot like this one. Stay safe and warm. I love hunkering down to watch DVD’s. I am introducing the Anne of Green Gables videos to my little girl, she loves them!

  10. Toni says:

    Apricot jelly, mustard, and sweet potato fries on the side? And you get to lose weight? Sign me up!

    And if you have to be snowed in, what better way than with family?

  11. grace says:

    i’ve only recently discovered the magic of apricot goo and pork, and i love that you’ve also included lime and mustard. i appreciate delightful food in the face of not-so-delightful weather. 🙂

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