Recipe By WhizBang
Published Mar 5th
Prep 15m Cook 45m Additional 10m Ready In 1h 10m
Servings 6 servings Calories 694.2

Great way to use canned yams/sweet potatoes throughout the year. My husband raves about this recipe every time I prepare it!

Recipe Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 6 (1/2 inch thick) boneless pork chops
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar, not packed
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cut yams, drained (reserve liquid)

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. 3 Season pork chops with salt and black pepper.
  4. 4 Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook pork chops until browned on both sides, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain pork chops on a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. 5 Heat brown sugar, butter, apricot preserves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla extract, and pecans in a saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar has dissolved and sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. If sauce because too thick, stir in reserved yam liquid.
  6. 6 Stir in yams until well coated.
  7. 7 Transfer pork chops to the prepared baking dish.
  8. 8 Spoon yam mixture on top of the pork chops.
  9. 9 Bake in the preheated oven until pork chops no longer pink in the center, 30 to 45 minutes. Allow pork chops to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 694.2
  • Carbohydrate 78.2 g
  • Cholesterol 98.8 mg
  • Fat 34.9 g
  • Fiber 4.3 g
  • Protein 20.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 16.2 g
  • Sodium 265.2 mg
  • Sugar 58.3 g

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  1. I went about this differently. I used fresh sweet potatoes which I microwaved until almost done and mashed them with the butter spices and orange marmalade omitting the sugar and vanilla extract. I then placed the sweet potatoes in a baking dish and topped with pecans and baked it along with the chops. A side - Read more ...
  2. pretty sweet otherwise great.
  3. I don't know why but my recipe was changed from PORK STEAKS to pork chops. I prefer pork steaks -- better value for the buck than pork chops.