Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Easy Does It

The dictionary defines easy as:

"Capable of being accomplished or acquired with ease; posing no difficulty"

Webster should have mentioned these pork chops in there somewhere before he hastily penciled that in. Yes, my wonderful readers - because below we have easy all over a plate. And for an added bonus, there's a veritable cornucopia of color accompanying these chops. Easy to admire, and easy to make.
So eat 'em up or move 'em out!

Orange-Cran-Apricot Pork Chops
(maybe not so easy to say? It's a mouthful, indeed.)

Orange-Cran-Apricot Chops
-adapted from about

4 pork chops
1 Tbs olive oil
salt and pepper


1/4 c dried apricots, diced
1/4 c dried cranberries, diced
1/4 c brown sugar
1 Tbs cornstarch
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp dried mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground allspice
2 Tbs frozen OJ concentrate
1 cup water
1 Tbs cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Mix sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Salt and Pepper the chops as desired.
3. Set medium skillet on high heat. Add oil and sear pork chops for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side.
4. Place chops in a greased pan.
5. Coat pork in the sauce and bake for 30 minutes.

This is certainly capable of being accomplished with ease and/or posing no difficulty. So give it a try. Unless you hate pork chops, of course.


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