Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Cherry Sauce:

  • 2

    cups frozen unsweetened dark cherries

  • ½

    cup dried cherries

  • ½

    cup sugar

  • 8

    dried apricots, finely chopped (½ cup)

  • 1

    strip orange peel

  • ¼

    tsp ground cinnamon

  • Pork Chops:

  • 4

    thick slices applewood-smoked bacon

  • 4

    (8oz) boneless pork loin chops, 1 in thick

  • 2

    tsp vegetable oil

Directions

1. For the sauce, in a small saucepan combine frozen cherries, dried cherries, sugar, apricots, orange peel and cinnamon. Add 3/4 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 degrees. 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 degrees. Transfer chops to a platter. Cover loosely with foil, and let stand 5 minutes. Serve chops with sauce.


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