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 each: 288 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 0 fruit, 0 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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msbytes 80230
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."

Mrs_T 155162
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."

blndzdoitbetr 155161
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!)"

llshor54 137529
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!"

MY REVIEW 155159
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

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

MY REVIEW 174039
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

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

Kris Countryman 110371
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"These were some of the best pork chops I have ever tried. I did use peaches rather than the oranges; and I will probably use them again since they were good."

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