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Old 09-12-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
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Delicious Apple Glazed Pork Chops!!

I got this recipe from a recipe site called cdkitchen dot com, and I finally got around to making it! I'm so impressed with this recipe, it's one of the best low carb recipes I've ever had, and I cook A LOT! Here it is:

4-5 pork chops (mine were about 1/2 inch thick)
Olive oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 Tablespoons Splenda
1 tsp soy sauce
1 small onion, thinly sliced

Directions:
Put the oil in a skillet (I used my electric one) and brown the chops in the oil.
While the chops are browning, mix the vinegar, Splenda, and soy sauce. Once the chops are browned, pour the mixture over the chops . Scatter the onion on top. Cover and turn to low. Let chops simmer, turning occasionally, for 45 minutes or until the pan is almost dry. Serve the chops with the onions and the pan liquid.

I served this with garlic green beans and fried potatoes for the rest of the family. DH and I loved it.
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Old 09-12-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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Does it really taste like apples? I think there's a similar recipe in one of Dana Carpender's books and I wondered if it would be good.

I just looked it up and it's on page 345 of her "500 Low Carb Recipes" book. Your recipe is pretty much a doubled version of the one in her book except she uses the same amount of onion and just 2 chops.
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:30 PM   #3
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LindaSue, the apple cider vinegar does give it an apple flavor, but it mixes with the carmelized onions, SPlenda, soy sauce and pork juices and makes such a flavorful sauce, not overwhelmingly apple though. Weird that you mentioned doubling the recipe, because that's just what I did since I had 5 chops, the recipe called for 2 as well along with 1/2 of the other ingredients! I've had this printed and tucked away in my recipe collection for some time now and the only thing on the page is the heading for cdkitchen dot com. I figured I must have printed it awhile back since it sounded good! Maybe that's where Dana got it??? It's definately worth printing, it's the best meal I've had in a long time. They look nice and browned with the carmelized onions, if you make them, please take a picture!
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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I tend to like just about anything sweet and sour and that's why this recipe caught my eye. I've printed it out and added it to my stack of recipes to try. Hopefully I can work it into my menu soon.

A couple more questions. Did your pork chops have a bone in them and did they have a bit of fat? I have some boneless pork cutlets that I thought I'd use unless you think they'd turn out too dry.
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Old 09-13-2005, 04:24 AM   #5
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Yes, mine had bones and they didn't have much fat on them. I bet the cutlets would be fine, since they cook in the vinegar mixture, I don't think they'd dry out...but I'm not sure. I'd hate for you to ruin your cutlets!
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Thanks for sharing this recipe - it looks SO good! I'm adding it to next week's menu. *▄*
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I think I'll try this one tonight!
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Wow that looks good!!!
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Had a leftover pork chop for lunch today at work (gotta love leftovers!) and it was excellent! Everyone was asking what smelled so good! I wish I had taken a picture of them, they're all browned with the carmelized onion and sweet sauce! YUM!
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:27 PM   #10
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MMMMmmmm! Made these tonight with some boneless chops -- very good and very easy! And to take it a step further, I added some zucchini moons for the last 20 minutes, and they soaked up the yummy flavors, too! A very nice, one pan dinner!

Nice find, Pammy!

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Old 09-15-2005, 11:55 AM   #11
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This recipe was a hit! It was very yummy. No leftovers, tho.
Thanks!
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:12 PM   #12
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I tried this tonight and it was great!

I added a little cinnamon while it was simmering but the sauce never thickened too much so I dont know if I did something wrong
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:34 PM   #13
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No, it doesn't really thicken a bunch. It gets a little "syrupy" from the carmelized onions, but not really thick. I guess you could add a sprinkle of xanthan gum if you wanted to try and thicken it up. I didn't have much sauce left by they time they were done. Glad you liked it!
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Thanks for sharing this recipe - it looks SO good! I'm adding it to next week's menu. *▄*
This was so good, I did the same thing, I put it in my Mastercook meal plan for later in the month. I will try lmt_24fan's suggestion and add zucchini half moons to the pan to soak up the juices.
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:23 PM   #15
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Glad you liked them! I took a picture of them last time I made them...

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I made this again tonight. I pre-cooked some cubed chayote squash in the microwave and then added them to the sauce to cook along with the red onions. So good!
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Old 01-15-2006, 08:37 AM   #17
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I've never heard of chayote squash but I'm glad you liked it!
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These look and sound wonderful. Wish I could eat pork too. I LOVE pork. If I ever can I'm gonna look this recipe up again!
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How timely- I made these the other day. Similar to what HeatherJanet said, I served them with Linda Sue's Chayote Squash Apples.
Oddly enough, I thought I got that pork chop recipe off Linda Sue's website, and that it was the same as the one in Dana C's book.

Either way, if you can handle a couple more carbs to the entire recipe, a few slices of apple (chopped) can be tossed in as well. Really makes a delicious meal.
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:47 AM   #20
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I'm making this tonight! I'm not eating apples right now as I'm back to basics, but I'll try that sometime!
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:26 AM   #22
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Well sassay, I don't really count carbs, but from what I can tell there aren't any real carby ingredients in this dish so my guess would be it's pretty low? You will have to count the onion, but the rest is pretty miniscule. Correct me if I'm wrong anyone.
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I made it last night and I loved it. But my dh was cross about it and he's usually very sweet about anything I fix him. He said not to ever make it for him again. I can't figure it out--maybe it was the sweet/sour taste but I loved it.
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I feel for you gotogirl. It is always tough when you like a recipe and your spouse doesn't. I have a few dishes like that, so sometimes I make them for me for lunch on a weekend, since dh usually makes himself a wrap for lunch.
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I was hoping you would say that!!! Thanks
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I discovered that Spicy Cranberry Relish is very good served with the Apple Glazed Pork Chops. I think the Spicy Cranberry Relish deserves more than 1 star! It is so fresh and a very pretty color with pork. Instead of adding the hot chile, I just add some hot pepper sauce...much easier. Tomorrow I am going to use up the leftover relish with cooked shrimp.
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how many carbs in that????
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:26 AM   #28
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I discovered that Spicy Cranberry Relish is very good served with the Apple Glazed Pork Chops. I think the Spicy Cranberry Relish deserves more than 1 star! It is so fresh and a very pretty color with pork. Instead of adding the hot chile, I just add some hot pepper sauce...much easier. Tomorrow I am going to use up the leftover relish with cooked shrimp.
That's the very reason why I post recipes recipes on my site even if I didn't care for them. I figure that someone else might like them even if I didn't. I'm glad you liked it.
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I tried this over the weekend in a crock-pot with a pork roast and it turned out wonderfully! I thinly sliced an onion, put it in the bottom of my crock-pot, added the pork roast, poured the marinade over the top and walked away! Six hours later, I broke the meat up a bit to expose all of it to the juices, and it was quite flavorful.

Had leftovers tonight -- still yummy!
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