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Orange Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.


6 servings

I'm constantly on the lookout for ways to "spice up" a standard dish. When I fixed these pork chops for the first time, my husband—who has a hearty appetite for down-home cooking—commented, "You can make this anytime!" We have a 5-month-old son, and he's already showing signs he'll take after his dad in the eating department. Our daughters, 6 and 8 , help me with the cooking. So it's a good thing that I have a large recipe collection!


  • 6 pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice


  1. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides. Add water, paprika, pepper and 1 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 35 minutes, turning once. Meanwhile, grate peel from the stem end of the orange, then cut six slices from the other end. Set aside. In a saucepan over medium-high, combine 1 tablespoon peel, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, cloves and remaining salt. Stir in juice. Cook and stir until thickened. Add orange slices, cover and remove from the heat. To serve, top chops with sauce and orange slices.

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  • po511
    Jul 25, 2014

    Very yummy! And different.

  • SprocketDoodle
    Sep 12, 2013

    this is very tasty recipe!

  • manishs7
    Sep 12, 2013

    taste' great

  • 12345678901234567
    Sep 12, 2013

    I really loved it!!

  • moondancer1984
    May 14, 2013

    Taste good

  • acuda73
    Feb 10, 2013

    Very easy and loved it! Cut the sugar back a little bit though

  • saxybone
    Jan 14, 2012

    No comment left

  • Wintermom3
    Jan 5, 2012

    I would probably cut the sugar to 1/4 cup just because we are trying to eat healthier but the sauce was amazing. It would be good on chicken also.

  • ANomdeplume
    Apr 2, 2011

    I've been making this recipe for many years. Sometimes I double the sauce and and drizzle it over steamed rice. My family loves this recipe and so do I!

  • stephaniej1229
    Mar 20, 2011

    It's a little on the sweet side, but my family and I loved it! I can see why it is award winning!!!