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Pork Chops with Cranberry Dijon Sauce

Here’s a rich-tasting dish with bold flavors that come together really well. Quick and special, it’s a terrific choice for both family and unexpected guests. —Lisa Herring Bridges, Atlanta
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • In a small bowl, combine first 12 ingredients. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, brown pork chops in butter. Stir in fruit mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 229 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • bjsilve0
    Aug 6, 2013

    I don?t understand the comments about the meat being bland. You eat the meat with the sauce because the sauce is flavorful. If you marinade the meat it could fight with the flavor of the sauce. I think this is a wonderful and easy recipe as is.

  • joy9s
    Aug 11, 2012

    Tried this recipe last night. Really enjoyed it. The cranberries plumped up in the sauce. However, I think I will cut down on the amount of mustard I use. It was a little too strong of a mustard taste for our taste. Otherwise, very easy to make. Will definitely make again.

  • msgoodfingers
    Mar 14, 2012

    I'm not rating this recipe because I haven't tried it yet--plan to, though! I'm just replying to a comment by autiger02trey. I am thinking that an orange/chile marmalade I made, mixed with a little broth, might be a good marinade. I like orange and cranberries together. I also think the teriyake marinade sounds good!

  • SusitnaLady
    Oct 16, 2011

    Very easy and wonderful flavor. Will keep this recipe close by!

  • dezzie0807
    Mar 13, 2011

    Not a big pork eater but, this was soso good! Even picky hubby loved it!

  • dieter's mom
    Feb 9, 2011

    This is the best recipe ever for chops. I think the sauce is really terrific & could probably be used chicken too. I think that pork is a little bland anyway & I agree with another reviewer who suggested marinating the meat. Still we loved this recipe!

  • autiger02trey
    Jan 31, 2011

    The only thing that I would do differently would be to marinate the chops for several hours first. I don't know what would taste good, but I'm thinking teriyaki (please comment if you have other ideas for a semi-sweet marinade). My chops turned out very bland, but the sauce was FANTASTIC (5/5)! I'll cook this again with some modifications.