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Cider and apricot braised chops

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Pork chops with apricot and cider
Pork chops with apricot and cider
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe This is a versatile and tasty way to make the most out of pork's delicious flavour with this one-pot recipe. It only takes 2hrs and 20 mins to make and is well worth the wait. With plenty of flavour, this dish is perfect for serving for Sunday lunch. Triple tested in the Woman's Weekly kitchen these chops are cooked in a tangy onion and sweet cider sauce which really compliments the meat. At only 434 calories per serving, what's not to love about this delicious cider and apricot braised chops recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 pork chops or loin steaks
  • 250g Chantenay carrots, trimmed
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 level tbsp plain flour
  • 500ml bottle of cider
  • 175g dried ready-to-eat apricots
  • 1 level tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Mashed potato and green beans, to serve
  • 1.75 litre casserole dish

This recipe also works well with prunes instead of apricots.

Method

  1. Set the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole or frying pan. Brown the pork on both sides and edges. Place in a casserole dish.
  2. Add the carrots, leeks and onion to the frying pan and cook for 5-8 mins, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle over the flour, then gradually add the cider, stirring well so the sauce thickens. Add the apricots. Stir in the mustard and seasoning.
  3. Pour into the casserole dish, cover and cook in the oven for 1-1 hours, or until the meat is tender.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 434(kcal)
  • Fat 13.0g
  • Saturates 3.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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