Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Walnut-Bacon Butter and Apple and Butternut Squash Tian Recipe

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Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Walnut-Bacon Butter and Apple and Butternut Squash Tian
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  1. To prepare pork, combine 5 cups apple cider, 2 cups water, and 1/3 cup kosher salt in a large bowl; stir until salt dissolves. Add pork chops to cider mixture; cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. To prepare the tian, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chard, jalapeño, and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until chard wilts, stirring occasionally. Layer half of squash, apple, potatoes, and chard mixture in a shallow 2-quart broiler-safe baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle vegetables with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Repeat the layers with remaining squash, apple, potato, chard mixture, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Combine 1/2 cup cider and broth; pour mixture into baking dish. Cover dish with foil. Bake at 425° for 50 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Preheat broiler.
  5. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1 cup. Combine breadcrumbs and cheese; sprinkle over vegetable mixture. Broil 2 minutes or until breadcrumbs are browned. Remove from broiler, and keep warm.
  6. To prepare butter, combine walnuts and next 5 ingredients (through bacon) in a bowl, stirring well.
  7. Remove pork from brine mixture; discard brine mixture. Pat pork dry with paper towels. Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 155° or until desired degree of doneness. Place about 1 cup tian on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1 pork chop. Divide butter mixture evenly among pork chops.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 311.9 Kcal (1306 kJ)
Calories from fat 70.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.83g 12%
Cholesterol 31.04mg 10%
Sodium 1704.44mg 71%
Potassium 965.32mg 21%
Total Carbs 52.4g 17%
Sugars 29.25g 117%
Dietary Fiber 3.25g 13%
Protein 11.27g 23%
Vitamin C 30.7mg 51%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 62.8mg 349%
Calcium 133.3mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 60.42 Kcal (253 kJ)
Calories from fat 13.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.52g 12%
Cholesterol 6.01mg 10%
Sodium 330.2mg 71%
Potassium 187.01mg 21%
Total Carbs 10.15g 17%
Sugars 5.67g 117%
Dietary Fiber 0.63g 13%
Protein 2.18g 23%
Vitamin C 6mg 51%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 14%
Iron 12.2mg 349%
Calcium 25.8mg 13%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.2
  • 8

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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