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 each: 229 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g 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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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 149293
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."

joy9s User ID: 191345 177170
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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3268277 115924
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!"

SusitnaLady User ID: 5755132 177527
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

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

dezzie0807 User ID: 4072915 193088
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

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

dieter's mom User ID: 3847129 131619
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"This is the best recipe ever for chops. I think the sauce is really terrific & could probably be used chicken too. I think that pork is a little bland anyway & I agree with another reviewer who suggested marinating the meat. Still we loved this recipe!"

autiger02trey User ID: 5796673 182539
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"The only thing that I would do differently would be to marinate the chops for several hours first. I don't know what would taste good, but I'm thinking teriyaki (please comment if you have other ideas for a semi-sweet marinade). My chops turned out very bland, but the sauce was FANTASTIC (5/5)! I'll cook this again with some modifications."

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