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Pork Chops with Cranberry Dijon Sauce Recipe
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Pork Chops with Cranberry Dijon Sauce Recipe

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Here’s a rich-tasting dish with bold flavors that come together really well. Quick and special, it’s a terrific choice for both family and unexpected guests. —Lisa Herring Bridges, Atlanta
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 229 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 283 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine first 12 ingredients. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown pork chops in butter. Stir in fruit mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork Chops with Cranberry Dijon Sauce in Healthy Cooking February/March 2011, p49

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"I don?t understand the comments about the meat being bland. You eat the meat with the sauce because the sauce is flavorful. If you marinade the meat it could fight with the flavor of the sauce. I think this is a wonderful and easy recipe as is."

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

"Tried this recipe last night. Really enjoyed it. The cranberries plumped up in the sauce. However, I think I will cut down on the amount of mustard I use. It was a little too strong of a mustard taste for our taste. Otherwise, very easy to make. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"I'm not rating this recipe because I haven't tried it yet--plan to, though! I'm just replying to a comment by autiger02trey. I am thinking that an orange/chile marmalade I made, mixed with a little broth, might be a good marinade. I like orange and cranberries together. I also think the teriyake marinade sounds good!"

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"Very easy and wonderful flavor. Will keep this recipe close by!"

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"Not a big pork eater but, this was soso good! Even picky hubby loved it!"

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