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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Apple Butter Garam Masala Glaze for Chops

We have a LOT of pork in our freezer. I am always looking for creative ways to grill the chops, and often invent marinades or glazes on the fly.

We have a ton of apple butter after experimenting with a recipe for crock-pot apple butter (see September 2011 recipes), and I was thinking it might make an interesting glaze for pork. Applesauce and pork chops is a pretty classic combination (everyone remembers that famous Brady Bunch episode, right?),but the apple butter was fairly sweet, so I needed bring that down a notch, as well as add some spice. My palate wandered over to garam masala. This is a very interesting combination, definitely one we will use again.

Apple Butter Garam Masala Glaze for Chops

1/2 cup apple butter
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon garam masala

Mix ingredients together, and brush on chops (or chicken would work as well) near the end of grilling.

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