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Cranberry Pork Chops Recipe

Cranberry Pork Chops Recipe

My husband and two kids rave over these moist chops. Use the mild sweet-and-sour sauce to make a gravy that can be served over mashed potatoes or rice. Then add a salad and you have a very satisfying meal that didn't keep you in the kitchen for hours. —Robin Czachor, Appleton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup cranberry or apple juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper


  • 1. Whisk together first four ingredients. Place pork chops in a 3-qt. slow cooker; top with cranberry mixture. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 4-5 hours.
  • 2. Remove chops; keep warm. Strain cooking juices and transfer to a small saucepan. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve with chops. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 472 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 258222
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2016

"We really liked this but felt it could have been a bit better. I'd really like to find a vegetable to put into this to make it more complete meal. The sauce was good! I actually used the leftover sauce in another dish (browned chicken in a pan, then poured the sauce over top with dried cranberries and baked it). I'd make this again, but would probably tweak it a bit!"

cynandtom User ID: 2224843 256578
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2016 Edited Apr. 14, 2017

"This recipe is ridiculously good! My husband who is not even a fan a cranberry sauce, but knows enough to say okay, sure I'll try any new recipe you want especially if it's TOH! OMG! As you all know when you constantly create and test recipes, you become choosey about what makes the cut to your actual repertoire. This my friends is a keeper, especially considering it's a slow cooker which we are always looking for more of! We used a little less sugar and felt it was thick enough to omit the corn starch part."

browns19fan User ID: 919833 255931
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2016

"We did not care for this dish at all. The pork chops were dry and the sauce/gravy had a vinegar-y taste. Very unusual for this site!"

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 255293
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"Loved the flavor of this dish!! Super easy recipe that tastes like it took all day!"

kaylenn2172 User ID: 1286066 223639
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"easy and tasty. I substituted whole cranberry sauce for the jellied. Great for busy week nights. I served it with mashed potatoes. Yummy!"

tramar User ID: 1227142 27219
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"Used bone-in chicken breasts .Omitted the sugar and used honey mustard instead.

Fantastic over orange rice!"

tmacmomma User ID: 7081894 73964
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"Very tasty and meat super tender! Company loved it! Will definitely repeat!"

JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 43304
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"used boneless chops(marinated in cider vinegar),2 sweet potatoes (sliced in lg. slices-put on bottom of crock, and did not add sugar---it was delicious!!

This is a real keeper!"

Marshax3 User ID: 6486703 73839
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"My husband was skeptical the first time I made this recipe, but it has since become one of our favorites. However, I am not a big fan of slow cookers, so I make this on top of my stove and allow it to simmer for an hour or so before we want dinner and I think it has better flavor from the stove top. I always serve this with garlic/cheesy mashed potatoes and some sort of a veggie - mostly brussel sprouts. LOVE this and have shared with many friends, too!"

ctskrs User ID: 161153 67032
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Excellent flavor. I didn't have chops on hand and used pork riblets. They were so tender and falling apart. I also did not make the gravy. Have had requests for the recipe."

ericsmommy User ID: 4337058 32983
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Great recipe! We loved the flavor! I didn't make the gravy. We liked the juice/sauce just as it was."

uidkathleena User ID: 5654525 27217
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"We always have left over cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving and this is the perfect way to use it up. Excellent sweet/tart gravy that is simple to make yet tastes fancy!"

Hawker21 User ID: 1593347 75552
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"Great flavor! I didn't add the sugar, and was glad I didn't. Also tossed in a hot pepper for a little subtle kick. Served with couscous. A LOT of flavor depth for just a couple of ingredients."

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