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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too."
- Joyce Cary, Writer

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Apples and pork are made for each other. Pork has a sweeter savory flavor and this compote with its sweet apple and honey flavors combine well with the spiciness of the paprika and cumin. You can make the compote well in advance and reheat it with a little water in the pan.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a great choice for all types of cooking. It adds a rich, sweet, caramelized flavor to recipes like my Maple Herb Ribeye Steak recipe.

Used carefully it can help reduce the amount of fat and calories in a recipe while enhancing other flavors of the dish. It also helps In sauces, as it helps distribute ingredients throughout the mouth similar to the way fat does.

1 tablespoon maple syrup = 52 calories, <1g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 0g protein, 13g carbohydrates, 2mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


 

Pork Chops with Savory Apple Compote



Servings = 4 | Serving size =4 ounces pork with compote

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Leftovers are good – leftover pork chops make great sandwiches and the compote can be served warm or cold.

Serve with Mashed Yams or Baked Sweet Potato

AND

Serve with Parmesan Squash. or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Parmesan Zucchini

2 tsp olive oil (divided)
1 small shallot (minced)
1 medium rib celery (small dice)
1 apple (peeled and cut into medium dice)
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup water
3/4 tsp salt (divided)
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup
4 4 ounce boneless center cut pork chops

Place a large saucepan in the oven and heat the oven to 375F.

Place 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and sauté for about 2 minutes.

Add the celery and continue sautéing for another two minutes, then add the apple and continue sautéing for another two minutes.

Add the water, wine, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, cinnamon and maple syrup and stir.

Simmer 20 minutes.

While simmering, place 1 teaspoon of olive oil in the pan in the oven. Add the pork chops, sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon salt over the pork chops, and return the pan to the oven.

Cook for 8 minutes, then turn the chops over and cook for another 7 minutes or until the center reaches 140 degrees. Serve topped with the compote.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces pork with compote

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 244 Calories from Fat 88
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 9g 16%
    Saturated Fat 3g 13%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 62mg 20%
Sodium 497mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 6g  
Protein 25g  
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 1% Iron 7%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 601 mg
Magnesium 31 mg