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Just Peachy Peanutty Pork

Just Peachy Peanutty Pork

Most kids adore anything with peanut butter and this pork dish blends that favorite with the sweetness of peach jam. Have younger cooks help with coating the pork with the crumb mixture. The result is a dish, ready in about 30 minutes, that appeals to kids of all ages.


  • 6 boneless pork chops (about 1 1/2 pounds), trimmed, cut into 4 x 1 x 1-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup peach jam
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In small saucepan, melt together peanut butter and jam over low heat; remove from heat. Add pork and toss to coat.
  3. In a large resealable bag, combine coconut, cracker crumbs, curry powder, ginger and pepper; shake well to blend. Add pork to bag, a few pieces at a time; shake to coat.* Place pork in prepared pan and bake 8 minutes.
  4. Turn and bake 8 minutes more, until coconut is nicely toasted. Serve with hot rice or couscous and chutney, if desired.

15 min prep | 20 min cook | Serves 6

* Can also put coconut/crumb mixture in a large shallow dish and turn pieces of pork to coat.

Nutrition: Calories: 440 calories Protein: 29 grams Fat: 21 grams Sodium: 260 milligrams Cholesterol: 60 milligrams Saturated Fat: 11 grams Carbohydrates: 35 grams

Recipe and photo credit: National Pork Board -

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