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Pork Chops with Sliced Pears Recipe

Pork Chops with Sliced Pears Recipe

Pear slices make a satisfying alternative to apples in this down-home pork chop dish. Dress up the easy entree even further by adding a hint of brown sugar for sweetness. —Kathy Stooksbury, Aiken, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves
  • 6 bone-in pork chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

Directions

  • 1. Drain pears, reserving the juice; cut pears into slices and set aside. In a large skillet, brown the pork chops in butter. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and reserved pear juice. Pour over chops; top with pear slices.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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