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Pork Chops with Chipotle Cherry Glaze Recipe
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Pork Chops with Chipotle Cherry Glaze Recipe

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This delicious combination of pork and spicy cherry sauce is so quick and easy. Canned cherries work well, too. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup pitted dark sweet cherries, halved
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/4 cup sauce equals 318 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over pork chops. In a large skillet, cook chops, uncovered, in oil over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat juices run clear. Remove to a serving platter and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, combine the sweet cherries, orange juice, dried cherries, vinegar, chipotle peppers, marmalade and garlic. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Spoon over chops; sprinkle with almonds and green onion. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork Chops with Chipotle Cherry Glaze in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p58

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"I'm a beginner cook and not only was this simple to make for me but it was the best dang pork chop I've made ever! I loved it!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"I don't eat pork. Has anyone tried this with chicken breast?"

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"I am totally opposed to all sugars. I can do the substituting. However, I would love you u to include the sugar grams in each recipe.

The chops are great, and the other levels are good. I just would love to know the sugar grams"

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