Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Apricot & Honey Glazed Pork Chops
I was inspired to make this when I saw this recipe on the amazing blog "Joelen's Culinary Adventures". I thought the combination of honey and apricots would work well with pork chops and it turns out I was right! My husband loves this meal and requests it almost every week! It's a great, easy way to prepare pork chops on a busy weeknight. I apologize for not having exact measurements, but this recipe is one where not everything has to be exact. Just make enough for the amount of pork chops your making, and adjust it to your tastes.
2-3 Pork chops, rinsed and dried
aprox. 1/2 - 3/4 cup Apricot preserves
aprox. 2 tbsp honey
aprox. 1/2 cup plain Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides and then dredge them in flour until coated on all sides. Spray a large skillet with non stick spray and put over medium-high heat. Put pork chops in skillet for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until pork chops are a light golden brown on both sides. Remove skillet from heat and put pork chops in a 13x9 baking dish that has been sprayed with non stick spray. Let rest while you make the apricot sauce.
In a small bowl, add Apricot Preserves and Honey. Cook in microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove and stir. The sauce should be warm enough to pour. Using a spoon, pour sauce on all pork chops until completely covered. A little can drizzle down the sides. On top of apricot sauce, sprinkle some Panko bread crumbs and lightly "push" them into the preserves. Cover baking dish with foil and bake for aprox. 20-25 minutes or until the inside of the chop is a very light pink.