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Pork Chops with Apple-Cranberry Sauce

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Yield: 24 servings

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Apple-Cranberry Sauce:
3 tablespoons canola oil
6 pounds golden apples, cut in medium dice
1 pound, 2 ounces yellow onions, cut in medium dice
2 pounds, 4 ounces red bell peppers, cut in medium dice
3 tablespoons grated ginger
3 cups Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce
3 cups apple cider vinegar
3 cups brown sugar
3 cups dried cranberries
1/3 cup lemon zest, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 tablespoon cinnamon

24 (8 ounce) center cut pork chops
1/2 cup Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce
nutmeg, as needed
white pepper, as needed


To make Apple-Cranberry Sauce: In rondo, heat oil over medium heat. Add apples, onions, peppers and ginger and sauté for 5 minutes, or until ingredients start to soften. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced to a syrup. Keep warm until service, or chill and heat to order. Yield: 12 cups

For each serving, to order: Sprinkle 1 pork chop with 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Season with nutmeg and pepper. Grill chop on medium-high heat 8 minutes per side; plate. Heat 1/2 cup Apple-Cranberry Sauce and spoon over chop.

"All-American" Category Winner, 2002 Kikkoman Soy Sauce Masters Recipe Contest! Submitted by Jill Kucera of Catering Works in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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