Pork Chops with Sauteed Plums Recipe

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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound fresh plums, pitted and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 305 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 653 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown pork chops in oil; set chops aside.
  2. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings; saute plums and onion for 4-6 minutes or until plums begin to brown. Stir in the water, thyme and remaining salt. Return pork chops to pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 13-16 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork Chops with Sauteed Plums in Country Pork 1996, p57

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"Plums and onions? YES!! So good!"

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