Raspberry Pork Chops

January 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Main Dish | Leave a comment

Supper was excellent – both of my guys agreed and I did, too.

I’m not sure where the recipe came from; it was handwritten and buried in my drawer of recipes.

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp. thyme

1/2 tsp. sage

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

3 pork chops

1 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

2 tbsp. apple cider (the original recipe I wrote down called for OJ but I was out)

2 tbsp. red wine vinegar (the original recipe I wrote down called for white but I thought red would go better with the cider)

Combine spices in a small dish.

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Rub spices over both sides of chops.

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Heat butter and olive oil in skillet big enough to hold all of the chops.

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When butter and oil begin to bubble, the skillet is hot enough.

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Add the chops and let them brown on high-heat for about five minutes.

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Mix the jam, cider and vinegar in a small dish while the chops brown on both sides, on medium high heat.

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The chops need to cook thoroughly.  Check their temp with a kitchen thermometer.  The thermometer should read at least 170 degrees F.  When using the thermometer, poke it into the side of the thickest chop, don’t hit any bone, and then wait.  If it hits 170 degrees F, then remove the chops to the serving dish.

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Mmm!  In the same skillet that the chops cooked in, add the jam, cider and vinegar.

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I measured my cider and vinegar and just eye-balled the jam.  There’s probably more than 1/4 cup of raspberry jam in the skillet.  Bring this to a boil and let the jam dissolve.  It takes about 5 minutes, which is good because the chops need to rest that long before being cut into.

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Oooh, it smelled so good!  My 13-year old started circling the kitchen asking me what smelled so good.  Pour it on top of the chops.

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Ready to go to the table!  We had mixed veggies and buttered potatoes and half of a French baguette.

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I poured some extra raspberry sauce on top of my chop after taking this picture.  Yum!

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