Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

Egg-free
Nut-free
Low-Sodium
Dish type
Dinner
Serves
4
Ready in
1 hour*

Ingredients

  • Cherry Sauce:
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened dark cherries
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 dried apricots, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 strip orange peel
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pork Chops:
  • 4 thick slices applewood-smoked bacon
  • 4 (8-oz.) boneless pork loin chops, 1-inch thick
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil

Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes*
Ready in
1 hour*
  1. For the sauce, in a small saucepan combine frozen cherries, dried cherries, sugar, apricots, orange peel and cinnamon. Add cup water; mix well. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove orange peel; transfer sauce to a small serving bowl. Set aside until serving time.
  2. For the chops, preheat oven to 375°F. Wrap 1 bacon slice around each chop; secure the ends with wooden toothpicks. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Brush a large ovenproof skillet with oil; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add chops; cook 4 to 6 minutes per side.
  3. Place skillet with chops in oven. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 145°F. Transfer chops to a platter. Cover loosely with foil, and let stand 5 minutes. Serve chops with sauce.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 890, Calories Fat 450, Total Fat 50g, Saturated Fat 16g, Cholesterol 190mg, Sodium 480mg, Carbohydrate 55g, Protein 55g
Serving Size1
Calories890
Calories Fat450
Calories (fat) extra50
Total Fat50g
Total Fat (extra)77
Saturated Fat16g
Saturated Fat (extra)80
Cholesterol190mg
Cholesterol (extra)63
Sodium480mg
Sodium (extra)20
Potassium1110mg
Carbohydrate55g
Carbohydrate (extra)18
Fiber3g
Fiber (extra)12
Sugars48g
Protein55g
Omega30g
Vitamin A1406IU
Vitamin A (extra)28
Vitamin C3mg
Vitamin C (extra)5
Iron3mg
Iron (extra)19