Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce Recipe
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Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce Recipe

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Enjoy the rich flavor of this pork chop dish. The spice rub also works well on lamb or beef. —Kendra Doss, Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, halved
  • 1/3 cup ruby port wine
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/3 cup sauce: 356 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 509mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1 fat.


  1. In a small saucepan, saute shallot in oil until tender. Stir in the cherries, wine, vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the coriander, mustard, salt and pepper; rub over chops. In a large skillet, cook chops in oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Serve with sauce. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce in Healthy Cooking August/September 2011, p37

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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amfpv 194345
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"For better results, put the rub on at least one hour before cooking."

FitnessLovingMom 177380
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"These pork chops were soooooo good!!!! I loved them and my whole family loved them. The flavors and everything were great, on the chops. The sauce was not good, yuck! Will make it again w/o the sauce."

aljoemd 212273
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"Excellent taste, plus quick & easy to prepare."

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