Maple Pork with Figs

Apple and figs provide a flavorful addition to this pork dish - perfect when you want dinner to be ready in 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
bone-in pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick (about 1 1/4 lb), trimmed of fat
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup apple juice or dry red wine
1/4
cup real maple syrup
1/3
cup coarsely chopped dried figs
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1/4
cup water
  • 1 Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt; place in skillet. Cook about 5 minutes, turning once, until browned. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  • 2 To same skillet, cook apple juice, maple syrup and figs over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix cornstarch and water; stir into juice mixture. Cook over medium-high heat about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened and clear.
  • 4 Reduce heat to medium. Return pork to skillet; spoon sauce over pork. Simmer about 2 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center.

Expert Tips

The apple, maple and figs add a tremendous flavor to the pork.

The pork is lovely with baked or mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.