Apple Jelly Glazed Pork Chops

Facts: Glazes always improve a meal and apples pair well with pork. Therefore, the apple jelly glaze used on these pork chops is especially delicious and, better yet, easy to prepare.

Apple Jelly Glazed Pork Chops

Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat and a fitful of sneezes despite feeling perfectly healthy the night before. Of course it got progressively worse as the day went on, with full blown sinus pressure and a sore nose. My dad recently came down with a cold so it is possible that I am sick. However, I do tend to get allergy symptoms during the first allergy season after moving somewhere new but never again so long as I live there. Happened when I moved to Columbus, OH and Memphis, TN. The same phenomenon may be happening now that I am in Knoxville. Bleh, I hope it’s a cold because those symptoms don’t last as long.

Either way I have to power through these symptoms for my pickleball evaluation this evening. In case you haven’t heard of it, pickleball is similar to tennis except played on a smaller court with paddles and a wiffle ball. It is all the rage here and my parents play it religiously. Naturally, I got sucked in as well. With my tennis background it was easy to pick up once I adjusted to the shorter paddle. However non-group members can only play indoor or during outdoor open time. After three months the others have decided that it is time I went for evaluation to be placed in a group (5 different groups based on skill level), which would enable me to play more often in designated time slots. Wish me luck!

As for these pork chops, everyone knows how well apples go with pork so why not slather on an apple glaze made with apple jelly (homemade in my case because my dad is the jelly man). Glazing pork chops is all the rage.

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APPLE JELLY GLAZED PORK CHOPS

Serves 6

Ingredients:

PORK CHOPS

6 (1-inch thick) pork chops

Melted unsalted butter

Salt, to taste

GLAZE

1/2 cup apple jelly

2 Tbsp light corn syrup

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/8 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Turn on grill or broiler and grease grill or broiler rack. Position 4-6 inches from moderate heat.
  2. Sprinkle pork with salt. Arrange on grill or prepared broiler rack and brush with butter often while cooking. Turn chops when well browned, about 15 minutes per side.
  3. While the pork chops cook, prepare the glaze. In a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, combine all the glaze ingredients. Heat until jelly melts, stirring often. Remove from heat.
  4. Brush with glaze during the last 3-5 minutes of cooking. Serve with any remaining sauce.

Source: Newspaper clipping from who knows where or when – found in my Dad’s recipe binder.

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