Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Creamed Leeks and Apples Recipe

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Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Creamed Leeks and Apples
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  1. Bring 4 cups cider, salt, allspice, and bay leaf to boil in large saucepan, stirring to dissolve salt. Cool completely. Place pork in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Pour brine over. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-low heat. Add leeks; sauté until tender, about 7 minutes. Add cream and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Creamed leeks can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.)
  3. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add apples and sauté 10 minutes. Add sugar and sauté until apples are golden, about 6 minutes longer. Add stock, then Calvados and remaining 1/4 cup cider. Simmer until liquid thickens slightly and apples are tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Set aside. Prepare barbecue (medium heat) or preheat broiler. Drain pork. Rinse under cold water; pat dry. Brush pork with oil. Grill or broil to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium.
  4. Meanwhile, rewarm leeks, thinning with 1 to 3 tablespoons water if necessary. Bring apples to simmer. Spoon leeks onto plates. Top with pork, then apples.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1907.83 Kcal (7988 kJ)
Calories from fat 1181.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 131.24g 202%
Cholesterol 524.08mg 175%
Sodium 5533.56mg 231%
Potassium 1555.74mg 33%
Total Carbs 87.16g 29%
Sugars 55.01g 220%
Dietary Fiber 6.1g 24%
Protein 95.8g 192%
Vitamin C 25.8mg 43%
Vitamin A 1.4mg 45%
Iron 6mg 33%
Calcium 350.6mg 35%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 185.9 Kcal (778 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.79g 202%
Cholesterol 51.07mg 175%
Sodium 539.2mg 231%
Potassium 151.59mg 33%
Total Carbs 8.49g 29%
Sugars 5.36g 220%
Dietary Fiber 0.59g 24%
Protein 9.33g 192%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 43%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 45%
Iron 0.6mg 33%
Calcium 34.2mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 48.3
  • 51

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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