PARTY PORK CHOPS AND YAMS

PARTY PORK CHOPS AND YAMS

6 smoked pork loin chops, cut 3/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 cups cooked mashed fresh yams
OR
2 cups cooked mashed fresh sweet potatoes
1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained, reserve liquid
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup black walnut pieces

Melt butter in large skillet. Brown pork chops over medium heat. Place pork chops in 13 × 9-inch baking pan. Combine yams, pineapple, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Spoon mixture onto pork chops. Sprinkle with nuts. Pour pineapple liquid into pan. Bake uncovered at 350ºF for 25-30 minutes or until yams are thoroughly heated.