Cranberry-Apple Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jan. 31, 2023
These colorful, sweet-tart chops deliver seasonal flavors in each bite! —Katie Shireman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cranberry-Apple Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cranberry juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Mix cinnamon, nutmeg and pie spice; rub over chops. Place pork in a large shallow dish; add 1/2 cup each apple and cranberry juices. Turn to coat; cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain chops, discarding marinade. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; brown chops on both sides.
  3. Add apple, cranberries, salt and remaining juices; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 7-10 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145° and apple is tender, turning once. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop with 3/4 cup sauce: 254 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit.