Cranberry Pork Chops Recipe
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Cranberry Pork Chops Recipe

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"My husband and two kids rave over these moist chops," reports Robin Czachor of Appleton, Wisconsin. "Use the mild sweet-and-sour sauce to make a gravy that can be served over mashed potatoes or rice," she suggests. "Then add a salad and you have a very satisfying meal that didn't keep you in the kitchen for hours."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup cranberry or apple juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 472 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. Whisk together first four ingredients. Place pork chops in a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with cranberry mixture. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 4-5 hours.
  2. Remove chops; keep warm. Strain cooking juices and transfer to a small saucepan. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve with chops. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Pork Chops in Quick Cooking December 2000, p48

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 255293
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"Loved the flavor of this dish!! Super easy recipe that tastes like it took all day!"

kaylenn2172 User ID: 1286066 223639
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"Easy and tasty. I substituted whole cranberry sauce for the jellied. Great for busy week nights. I served it with mashed potatoes. Yummy!"

tramar User ID: 1227142 27219
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"Used bone-in chicken breasts .Omitted the sugar and used honey mustard instead.

Fantastic over orange rice!"

tmacmomma User ID: 7081894 73964
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"Very tasty and meat super tender! Company loved it! Will definitely repeat!"

JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 43304
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"used boneless chops(marinated in cider vinegar),2 sweet potatoes (sliced in lg. slices-put on bottom of crock, and did not add sugar---it was delicious!!

This is a real keeper!"

Marshax3 User ID: 6486703 73839
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"My husband was skeptical the first time I made this recipe, but it has since become one of our favorites. However, I am not a big fan of slow cookers, so I make this on top of my stove and allow it to simmer for an hour or so before we want dinner and I think it has better flavor from the stove top. I always serve this with garlic/cheesy mashed potatoes and some sort of a veggie - mostly brussel sprouts. LOVE this and have shared with many friends, too!"

ctskrs User ID: 161153 67032
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Excellent flavor. I didn't have chops on hand and used pork riblets. They were so tender and falling apart. I also did not make the gravy. Have had requests for the recipe."

ericsmommy User ID: 4337058 32983
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Great recipe! We loved the flavor! I didn't make the gravy. We liked the juice/sauce just as it was."

uidkathleena User ID: 5654525 27217
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"We always have left over cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving and this is the perfect way to use it up. Excellent sweet/tart gravy that is simple to make yet tastes fancy!"

Hawker21 User ID: 1593347 75552
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"Great flavor! I didn't add the sugar, and was glad I didn't. Also tossed in a hot pepper for a little subtle kick. Served with couscous. A LOT of flavor depth for just a couple of ingredients."

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