Baked Pork Chops with Yams and Apples
1/2 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic (or 1 small garlic clove, peeled and minced) 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup chicken stock or broth 2 tablespoons CRISCO Oil * 4 boneless loin pork chops, 1 1/2 inches thick 3 medium yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 Granny Smith apples, quartered, cored, and cut into 1-inch slices Parsley for garnish (optional)
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small bowl combine maple syrup, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, cinnamon and stock; mix well. Line roasting pan with aluminum foil.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops on both sides. Remove from pan. Place chops in roasting pan.
Add yams and apples. Pour maple syrup mixture over all. Bake uncovered 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Turn chops, yams and apples gently with spatula. Return to oven.
Bake 10 minutes or until apples and potatoes are soft and pork is no longer pink in center. Serve immediately.
- Or use your favorite CRISCO Oil.
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