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Cherry Chops



  • 1 (10 to 12 ounce) jar cherry preserves
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 6 (1-inch thick) boneless pork loin chops
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In medium saucepan, combine preserves, onion, chili sauce, brown sugar, garlic and cayenne; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Stir in sesame oil.
  4. Rub both sides of pork chops with vegetable oil; season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place chops on grill over medium-high heat. Close cover and grill until browned on bottom side, about 4 minutes.
  6. Turn chops; spread sauce over chops.
  7. Grill until internal temperature is 150 degrees F, about 4 minutes.
  8. Serve with reserved sauce.


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