Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cider Glazed Roast Pork with Apples, Sweet Potato, and Sage

Cider Glazed Roast Pork with Apples, Sweet Potato, and Sage
Serves 4  ~  8 SmartPoints

{photo credit epicurious}

4  boneless pork chops, trimmed of fat
2 tsp kosher salt, divided
1/2 tsp black pepper  
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 uncooked sweet potato, diced
2 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp sage
1/2  tsp ground allspice
2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 cup apple cider
1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 400°F. Pat pork dry; season with  salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, toss together onions, sweet potato, apples, garlic, sage,  1 tsp salt and allspice; drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.

Heat remaining olive oil in a large  skillet over high heat.
Sear pork on both sides, 2-3 minutes per side.
Place chops on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray
Spoon apple mixture around pork
Roast until pork registers 145°F in center, 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile: Place skillet on stove top over medium heat; add vinegar and cook, scraping up browned bits, 1 minute.
Add cider  and simmer to reduce to a syrupy texture; add butter and swirl skillet until it melts.
Drizzle cider glaze over top of pork chops

{adapted from a Weight Watchers Recipe}

6 comments:

Pondside said...

I have everything except the apple cider.
I read through the recipe, nearly drooling on the keyboard and then saw the last line - all this and WW friendly too!

Christine said...

You guys eat well!
Do you ever have popcorn for dinner?

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Yum yum!!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

This looks so good and I will have to try it. I love finding new recipes. Thank you.

Betsy Brock said...

yum...that looks wonderful! I've put those flavors together before and they work so well that way! yum!

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks so good! I can smell it I do believe! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy