Cranberry Pork Skillet Recipe

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"Looking for something new to do with pork, I decided to give it an international flavor," says Brenda Webb of Corpus Christi, Texas. "My love of Mexican and Chinese cuisines influenced this dish."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 to 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 303 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a bowl, toss lime juice with apples; set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, brown pork in 1 tablespoon oil. Remove and keep warm. Saute jalapenos, onion and garlic in remaining oil until tender. Add the cranberries, water chestnuts, apple juice, brown sugar, cumin, lime peel, salt, pepper and apples. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Return pork to the pan. Reduce heat; cover and cook until fruit is tender and meat juices run clear. Garnish with green onion. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Cranberry Pork Skillet in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p45

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 43859
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"I wasn't expecting this recipe to taste as good as it did! We used plain boneless pork chops instead of pork tenderloin and left out the water chestnuts. Really yummy!

~ Theresa"

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