Everything deserves a second glance right, why not a recipe? The other week we had some Apricot Honey Dijon Chicken. It was wonderful, sweet, tangy, tender, it said yummy in your mouth and the kids gobbled it right up claiming I was the” Super Best” ! I felt like I could run a victory lap, just getting them to all eat, no complaints at all. So I decided to try the glaze out with pork this time, hoping to duplicate the same reaction. My kids aren’t much of a fan of pork , neither is my husband so this was nice to see them all grabbing some more, again with no complaints. Another Victory for Mom!
That wonderful victory was shorted lived though, right up to the point where they tossed peas into each others cups of milk. One of these days my kids will sit at the table, as it was made to be sat at and eat, just doesn’t look like it’ll happen anytime soon. Though I must say the aim my kids have from across the table with such small objects is remarkably accurate. Just don’t tell them I said that 🙂
On to the recipe!
Apricot-Honey Dijon Pork Chops
3 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp. apricot preserves **to cut out the extra sweet, go sugarless & buy local as well. Our local food market has hand made preserves with no added sugar, a burst of flavor!**
1 Tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
6-8 pork chops (I used thin ones so I had about 8, you can mix up more mixture if you feel you don’t have enough)
To Make It —
-Mix mustard, preserves, honey and ginger until well blended. Remove half of the mustard mixture; set aside. Brush pork with remaining mustard mixture.
-The original recipe called for grilling, about 10 minutes on each side or until done.Brushing occasionally with the reserved mustard mixture. I did this once again in the oven and it turned out perfect. The small chops took about 20 minutes at 350F. Depending on your cut it may take more,