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Pecan Pork Chops

A delicate butter and brown sugar glaze is a tasty topping for these broiled pork chops.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 8 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans


  • Broil pork chops 4-5 in. from the heat for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and mustard. Stir in the butter and vinegar until smooth.
  • Turn chops over and broil for 2 minutes longer. Spoon about 2 teaspoons sugar mixture over top of each chop. Broil 2-3 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°. Top each chop with 1 teaspoon pecans. Broil until pecans are toasted, about 1 minute longer. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 pork chop: 229 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein.

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  • pattisongardener58
    Nov 18, 2019

    FANTASTIC! I cook the topping in a pan till it thickens. The first time I made it the sauce was still a little under-cooked (pasty tasting). (I'm not an experienced broiler!) I broil them as directed and add the cooked sauce for the final 2-3 min broil. I also double the sauce since we like lots of it. Have also added a little cayenne for spicy touch! Nice quick recipe. Make the sauce ahead of time.

  • homemadewithlove
    Feb 1, 2019

    I also used the skillet method. Delicious! Also served with the mashed winter squash featured in picture. Great fall/winter meal.

  • Phil413
    Jan 25, 2016

    Delicious! Very easy to prepare. I heard the comment, "Let's have these again."

  • Honeyham42
    Nov 24, 2014

    I made them in the skillet vs broiling them. I browned both sides then added the mixture and let them simmer in it for a bit. I used thick cut pork chops. My husband loved it!! It's a keeper for sure!

  • jbberns
    Feb 9, 2013

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  • s_pants
    May 13, 2012

    All the glaze seemed to slide off and the pork chops didn't have much flavor. My husband liked them, though.

  • tlbdlb4evr
    Jun 26, 2010

    This is one of the easiest and best recipes I've found thus far.It's quick, easy, HEALTHY (low in calories despite sugar and low in salt). I fixed with squash and zuchini side...really great.

  • karenbogacz
    Oct 8, 2009

    Very easy to make, and was very tastefull also. Wild rice and a vegetable medley complimented the pork chops. Will definetely make againt

  • pgoode1
    Sep 23, 2009

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  • tcook17
    Aug 19, 2009

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