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Cranberry-Orange Pork Chops Recipe
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Cranberry-Orange Pork Chops Recipe

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Have a great meal with this mouthwatering recipe from Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California. “My family loves the taste of these moist and spicy pork chops,” she says. “In a pinch, I've substituted diced drained peaches for the mandarin oranges with equally delicious results.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with about 2 tablespoons cranberry mixture equals 288 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fruit 1/2 fat.


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Orange Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p24

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"I make this recipe every fall. The only thing that I do different is add an extra can of mandarin oranges just before serving. I find that for me the first can tends to break down into a sauce which we really like! But its a great recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2013

"These pork chops were delicious! I didn't have chicken broth so used water, and I found that it was just fine -- the juices from the pork made it flavorful. I do think it would be a bit more so with chicken broth so will be sure to use that next time and see for sure. I served this with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables and will definitely make it again. It's always nice to have a new recipe for boneless pork chops."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"Love the cranberry-orange combo! They were nice and juicy. I'll deffinately make them again (and take the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!)"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Because my family does not eat pork, I will substitute chops with boneless, skinless chicken breasts! Perhaps a bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice to finish before serving will make it a wonderful, light, bright flavored week night

meal! I most always find that swapping the appropriate cut of chicken in most all quick preparation pork recipes yields terrific results!"

Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"this is a great pork chop recipe i will add it to my recipe box to keep making"

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