Glazed Pork Chop and Pear Casserole

Casserole with pork chops and pears.

  • Servings: 4
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Main Ingredient: Pork

Ingredients

  • 4 center cut pork chop loins (about 1 1/2 lbs each)
  • 2 sweet potatoes (peeled)
  • 1 large green pear (anjuo or Bartlett)
  • 1 small red onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup Vermont Maid® Original Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Polaner® Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Accent® Flavor Enhancer

Directions

Preheat oven to 400F. In large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, brown pork chops on both sides, about 10 minutes. Place chops in 3-qt baking dish. Cut sweet potatoes lengthwise in half. Cut each piece crosswise in half. Cut each quarter crosswise into slices about 1/3-inch thick. Cut pear (unpeeled) into 8 wedges and remove core. Arrange sweet potato slices, pear wedges and onion wedges over chops. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; pour over casserole. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes, basting occasionally, or until sweet potatoes are tender. Spoon pan juices over each serving. Makes 4 main-dish servings. *One large Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apple may be substituted for the pear.