HEAT oven to 375°F. Combine maple syrup, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, cinnamon and chicken stock; mix well. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil.
HEAT oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork chops on both sides. Remove from pan. Place chops in roasting pan.
ADD yams and apples. Pour maple syrup mixture over ingredients in pan.
BAKE, uncovered, 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Turn chops, yams and apples gently with spatula. Return to oven.
BAKE an additional 10 minutes or until apples and potatoes are soft and pork internal temperature reaches 145°F. Spoon apples and sweet potatoes onto serving platter and cover loosely. Pour remaining sauce into medium saucepan and simmer to reduce for 5 minutes. Pour over pork chops, sweet potatoes and apples. Serve.
Serving Size (1/4 of recipe), Calories 580 (Calories from Fat 130), Total Fat 15g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 510mg, Total Carbohydrate 86g (Dietary Fiber 27g, Sugars 35g), Protein 27g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 180%, Calcium 8%, Iron 25%.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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